Gender not specified, 2010 by John McRae

image of Gender not specified 2010 by John McRae

Artist's statement

Norrie May-Welby made history by becoming the first person in the world to officially be declared neither a man nor a woman, making Australia the first country in the world to recognise a 'non-specified' gender. This is a simple, unsophisticated portrait, no make-up, no glamorous touches. Norrie confronts the lens with a confident sense of self, unconcerned by what the viewer may bring to the image.