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|