Picture Story: Breaking Free of a Gender Box

September 30, 2013

By David Walker

© Lindsay Morris

Kids at a summer camp for gender nonconforming children wait for their turns onstage for a talent show. Photographer Lindsay Morris's project about the camp struck a chord with a wide audience following the Supreme Court decision affirming the rights of gay citizens.

Lindsay Morris’s project about a summer camp for gender nonconforming kids—in particular, kids labeled at birth as boys who define themselves as transgender, gay or straight with feminine tendencies—is an example of how timing can make all the difference for the success of a photo project. When The New York Times Magazine published some of Morris’s images with a story...

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