“Cora”, a prejudice-free journey through the rites of passage of a trans childhood*

29/05/2023 - 14:49

The Barcelona LGBTI Centre hosts the photography exhibition “Cora”, by Argentinian photojournalist Gabo Caruso, to raise the visibility of trans childhoods* 

Until 29 July, the Barcelona LGBTI Centre will be hosting the photography exhibition “Cora. Will the world change if I change my gender?”. The exhibition features a series of photographs that record the childhood of Cora, and the first rites of passage she undergoes to make visible who she is: a trans girl*. 

Her first dress, her first ID card with her name on it, school games, her birthday party and her family’s support are some of the scenes depicted in the photographs, which offer a tender, prejudice-free look at gender transition at a very young age.  

The author of the photographs is Argentinian photojournalist Gabo Caruso, who met Cora in 2018 and since then has been following her life as she grows up. In 2022, she was awarded the Howard G. Buffett grant for women journalists for her project, awarded by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). 

This Thursday, 1 June at 6 pm, the exhibition will be presented in the assembly room at the Barcelona LGBTI Centre, with the participation of the author, Gabo Caruso, Cora’s mother and the president of the Chrysallis association, Ana Valenzuela. Following the presentation, there will be a guided tour of the exhibition, during which Caruso will explain how her project developed during the different stages of Cora’s life. 

The exhibition forms part of the new season of activities at the Barcelona LGBTI Centre, “La ploma als carrers”. The exhibition will be open to the public until Saturday 29 July, with free admission during the opening hours of the LGBTI Centre: 

Mondays: 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm 

Tuesdays to Fridays: 10 am to 2 pm and 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm 

Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm