The Intrepid Ones
From the text: "In the village of Juchitan, Mexico, gay men … are regarded as neither men nor women; they are know as muxe, and are considered a major element of society. They are a third gender, combining the best parts of both the male and female, equipped with special intellectual and artistic gifts."
The Intrepid Ones provides a glimpse of Juchitan and its tripartite society. Set in a colorful array of handmade papers that have been collaged, perforated, and punctuated by unattributed photographic transfers, the production suggests that this is more than a local history.
Seven Hills Press
LGBT, LGBTQ+, Latin America, queer, gay, gender, Juchitan, Mexico
5.5 x 9"; 26 pages.
Colorful cotton and abaca text pages from Caren Heft's Root River Mill. Fabriano Uno covers.
Borchardt, Brian, "The Intrepid Ones" (2007). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 103.