Assume Nothing, explores the intimacies, nuances and complexities of gender identity. From 1995 until 2004 Rebecca photographed and interviewed 27 people from around the world. She was moved by their willingness to be vulnerable and to share their stories and images so that others may understand who they are.
In 2004 Assume Nothing was published into ten countries then in 2010 the American edition was released. It became the subject of a feature length documentary of the same name film maker Kirsty MacDonald.
In 2008 The Dowse curated the photographs and films into the exhibition, Assume Nothing: Celebrating Gender Diversity. Over the following two years it toured to five public galleries and museums in Aotearoa New Zealand then toured to Spain. The Human Rights Commission partnered with the exhibition to profile their newly released Transgender Inquiry Report, To Be Who I Am, Kia noho ki tōku anō ao and engage with local community at each location.
Limited edition prints available from Whitespace.
View exhibition history here.
Assume Nothing feature length documentary by Kirsty MacDonald.