Peter Sharkov, 81, was one of the first builder and worker of the newly built Dimitrovgrad. The government confiscated the land and possessions of his family. He didn’t have a choice but to comply with the communist call.
Maria Oteva, 90yo, is one of the 50.000 brigadiers who built the communist town of Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria, in the late 40s. While they were so many to volunteer in her youth, she says that the city wouldn’t be able to find 50 people to clean the dirty streets these days.
Wedding day in Segeri
Dessi and Defi, “Waria” street workers are getting ready before their night of work.
Yogyakarta is considered as a safer and more open place for the transsexual community in Indonesia. Prostitution is still widespread due to the often bullying and the difficulty to find real jobs
Monica in her beauty salon. She is a Calabai, the name given by the Bugis people of Sulawesi Indonesia to transgenders male to female. The Bugis traditions recognize 5 genders. In the last couple of years sport and cultural events have been cancelled by extremist Muslim groups , drifting away from the acceptance traditions and beliefs of the Bugis.