Garza. A Photo Essay by Priscilla Murray

August 28, 2012 /Photography News/ Garza is a three year documentation of Maria Jose Garza, a community activist & drag queen residing in San Francisco.  As an exile from Peru, her struggle to overcome discrimination has inspire her journey to give back to the community that received her.

Photos & text: Priscilla Murray. All rights reserved.

A silhouette portrait of Maria Garza in her living room
Maria Garza in her room getting ready for Miss Gay Safe Latina
A close up of her inner thigh adjusting herself
A portrait of Garza as Jose Carlos as he contemplates his masculinity
Maria Garza smoking a cigarette in between her performance on Polk St in San Francisco
Maria Garza performing at Kimos on Polk St.
Jose Carlos getting his ears pierced for the first time as he begins to initiate his transition into a woman
Jose Carlos in rehearsal for the San Francisco Cultural Theater
Maria Garza changing outfits for Miss Gay Latina where she was crowned two years in a row
Maria Garza is setting her booth as a recruiter for HIV clinical trials for the San Francisco Health Department


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