Vancouver photographer SD Holman’s photographic exploration of female masculinity, BUTCH: Not like the other girls, has taken to crowd-funder Kickstarter to help finance the exhibition’s next evolution.
Debuting in 2013 as public art in bus shelters and at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, the show’s opening spilled out into the street in front of The Cultch to become the largest opening the venue had seen in its 35-year history. Going viral, the exhibition saw interest from around the world resulting in impassioned calls for the exhibition to tour other cities.
The images in BUTCH: Not like other girls honours the beauty, power and diversity of women, with its subjects reflecting the many sizes, shapes, ethnicities, and styles of what it means to be Butch.
“BUTCH not only forces a reassessment of the body and the queer subject, it challenges and dismantles socialized, role-defined, gender appropriate behaviour,” said Holman in an April interview with GayVancouver.Net.
To help realize the dream of touring the collection of photographs, a Kickstarter campaign has begun to create The BUTCH Catalogue that will be used to help generate interest from galleries in other cities and to allow those that cannot see a show in person to view man of the photos. The campaign funds will also be used to take the exhibition to the Mills Art Project in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
As with most Kickstarter campaigns, funders will be given a number of perks depending on the level of contribution made. Perks for this campaign include signed postcards, posters, a catalogue and even a personal photo shoot by Holman.
Visit https://www.kickstarter.com for more information and to contribute.