About the Book

 

You Are You documents an annual weekend summer camp for gender-creative children and their families. This camp offers a temporary safe haven where children can freely express their interpretations of gender alongside their parents and siblings without feeling the need to look over their shoulders.

In 2007 I started attending camp with a loved one. It was with a great deal of courage in 2012, that the camp parents and children agreed to have selected images published as the cover story of the New York Times Magazine. This started what we all agreed was a very important and timely dialogue in a public forum. Since then this story has been published in 13 countries, in 10 languages, demonstrating a global interest in the predicament of gender-independent youth. 

 

In these brave, important photographs, Lindsay Morris captures gender-nonconforming children’s astonishing joy and predictable pain.

–Andrew Solomon, author of "Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity"

 

About the Photographer

 

Lindsay Morris resides on the East End of Long Island with her husband and two sons.  She is photo editor of Edible Magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Times. In her latest project she is getting acquainted with her immediate neighbors.

Lindsay’s work has been featured on BBC World News and published in TIME Magazine, The NY Times Magazine (cover story), GEO, Days Japan, PDN, Marie Claire, Elle, Internazionale and Haaretz Israel, and has been featured on photo blogs, Vice, Huffington Post, L’Oeil de la Photo, World Press Org, Slate and abcNews.com. She was a 2013 Critical Mass finalist and nominee for the 2013 Julia Margaret Cameron Award.

Recent exhibitions include The Parrish Art Museum, NY,  the Hamburg Triennial, Germany, Photoville Brooklyn, Catherine Edelman, Chicago, solo exhibitions at Clamp Art, NY, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco and the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Morris is a producer of the 2016 Channel 4 London commissioned documentary, My Transgender Summer Camp recently aired on TLC.

Lindsay began her studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art.