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Transgender Photo Shoot

From: Baynard Woods
Length: 13:22

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Signal contributor Baynard Woods takes us to an ‘artfully revealing’ fashion photo-shoot designed to highlight the glamour and mystique of three African American female models. The models, by the way, happened to be born male.

Default-piece-image-0 "Scarlet Letter" was a mostly nude photo shoot designed by Devin Morris to bring attention to the beauty of Baltimore's African American transgender community. One of the models, Tona Brown, it turns out, is a classically trained violinist and singer. Her voice- -a mezzo-soprano-- becomes a metaphor for the transgender experience.  

Piece Description

"Scarlet Letter" was a mostly nude photo shoot designed by Devin Morris to bring attention to the beauty of Baltimore's African American transgender community. One of the models, Tona Brown, it turns out, is a classically trained violinist and singer. Her voice- -a mezzo-soprano-- becomes a metaphor for the transgender experience.  

Broadcast History

This segment aired on WYPR's The Signal in Baltimore on 2/25/2011

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Were You There? Tona Brown :00
Melody by Gluck Tona Brown :00
Meditation from Thais Tona Brown :00

Related Website

www.guttermagazine.com