This December Samuel Liebert presents his first solo show All That Glitters, at The Cob Gallery London, in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Liebert, born in Boston, graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Fine Art. During his studies he spent a semester at Central St Martins, igniting a curiosity with the city of London that maintains to this day.
In early 2012 he was introduced to Glyn Fussell, one of the creators of London’s famous trans club night ‘Sink The Pink’. With Fussell’s assistance Liebert was able to photograph a group of people that represent a seemingly new wave of trannie; a collective who push boundaries of gender, beauty and acceptance.
All That Glitters is a series of intimate portraits of these alluring characters. Taken from the position of one outsider to another, Liebert’s photographs have a documentary perspective, and form part of his wider interest in the fringes of London culture.
The grand scale of the images presents the subjects in intense detail, they are stripped from colour, and seen in repose. Liebert has taken the focus away from the trappings of performance so usually associated with transvestites and seeks instead a direct engagement with the individual sitter. In poses that range from plaintive, to the coquettish, to the triumphant, what unites the images are displays of pride.
Samuel Liebert and The Cob Gallery are pleased to announce that 20% of sale proceeds will go to the Terrence Higgins Trust, whose vision, “is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.”
More information regarding the Terrence Higgins Trust can be found on their website – www.tht.org.uk
“Those years before puberty when our youthful capacity for love extends not only to both sexes but to everything under the sun, things intellectual and spiritual as well as sensual, casting its spell over them all and endowing them with that fairy-tale aptitude for transformation that only poets and a chosen few occasionally regain even in the later stages of life.” Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf.
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