Javier Sanchez

1-9 June 2016

The Month of Photography 2016

“Subtle” is a portrait series of cisgender and transgender women that deals with the disjunctive of true self and the preconceptions of masculine/feminine. With this I intend to expose the ambiguity of our human condition and social constructions. Through this collection of images, the viewer is invited to reconsider the concepts of male/female and gender roles.

Javier Sanchez graduated from Mexico’s “Universidad de la Comunicación” with a degree in Visual Communication in 2006, since then he has used photography as his language to explore two main themes: identity and gender.

In 2014 he was invited to the “SELFIEka” group exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria, with a piece called “Photo of a photo (but not a self-portrait)”. However, “Subtle” marks the first time that an entire series of his authorship is exhibited in Europe.

Sanchez currently lives and works in Mexico City as a freelance photographer and teacher.

This project was made with the support of FONCA “Jóvenes Creadores” grant (Mexican Fund for the Culture and Arts).]


Curator: Nadezhda Pavlova