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“We were honoured to be associated with an exhibition which
demonstrated so powerfully the impact of art- the way it can
build understanding and respect, and celebrate diversity by
making us see in ways we haven’t ever seen before.”
Rosslyn Noonan Chief Human Rights Commissioner

‘Assume Nothing’ is a journey into the intimacies,
nuances and complexities of gender identity. Since
1995 I have photographed and interviewed 27 people
from around the world. All have moved me deeply by
their courage in sharing their stories and images so that
others will understand who they are.

In 2004 I self-published ‘Assume Nothing’ as a book
and sold a co-edition to a German publisher. It was
distributed into ten countries. In October 2010 the
USA edition was released by NYC publishers, Soft Skull.
View Book Images

In 2008 ‘Assume Nothing’ became the subject of a film
of the same name, by award winning film maker Kirsty
MacDonald. This screens in festivals all over the world.
View the Film Trailer

In 2008, ‘Assume Nothing: celebrating gender identity’
was commissioned by TheNewDowse public gallery and
toured five major galleries and museums in Aotearoa
New Zealand. The Human Rights Commission were
partners in the exhibition and over 200000 people saw it.
View the Exhibition Images

Limited edition prints available from in Wellington in Auckland