In Bangladesh, Hijra is a social group, where people are defined either as transsexual or as men who become women by adopting womanhood. They express themselves through cross-dressing. Whatever destiny has given them they can’t change but at least they can expect acceptance in our society.
When I decided to work on the Third Gender I found a resemblance between broken mirror and their life.
In my photo series, the red background in the broken mirror image is the symbol of the colorful world, which doesn’t accept them. The broken mirror is the symbol of the disparity between body and mind. The reality of their shattered dreams is like the broken mirror.
On the other hand, by adopting womanhood they try to forget all their abuses and tortures and stay happy but they do not get acceptance in our society. Our cruel society shuts door for them. The black background reflects this feeling.
I wanted to explore their life just to make my viewers understand that the third genders are like normal human beings who need empathy rather than sympathy.