Kris Schreier Lyseggen
Berkeley, CA, USA
Photojournalist & photographer: www.kristinl.com
Based in Bay Area/San Francisco, California, Tuscany, Italy & Oslo, Norway.
Author of two books:
THE WOMEN OF SAN QUENTIN -- Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons
THE BOY WHO WAS NOT A LESBIAN -- And Other True Stories
Covering subjects ranging from the Bedouins of the Negev Desert to religious sects in England´s West Midlands, my work highlights individuals and minorities within communities, in the process of defining who and what we are. My photo documentaries have taken me to Morocco, the West Bank, Israel, Thailand, Kenya, South Africa, Panama, South Africa and Cuba, as well as all corners of Europe.
At the age of 22, I was hired as a full-time news reporter/journalist on a newspaper starting up in my home city of Oslo, Norway.
I later discovered that I wanted to focus on 'otherness', as revealed through photography. I moved to do my BA in Photography in Birmingham, England, where I found many subjects, including the Jesus Army, and a community of people in the West Midlands who meet and live as American cowboys every weekend. When I came upon a world of gender-fluid individuals, my experience left me wanting more. It was in their stories that I found my work for the next several years, in the recently published books "The Boy Who Was Not A Lesbian and Other True Stories" and "The Women of San Quentin" - about transgender women forced to live side by side with men inside some of the world's most dangerous prisons.
2004 - LOUISE ANN RYLAND AWARD (Birmingham, UK) , 2013 - BAIPA BOOK AWARD (California, USA), 2016 - INTERNATIONAL IPPY BOOK AWARD (Chicago, USA)
- Breaking news
- Norwegian (Bokmål)