Sarah Wong’s delicate and sensitive photo series, 'Inside Out: Portraits of Cross-Gender Children', captures the ‘inner essence’ of transgender children.

For the past 12 years, Dutch photographer Sarah Wong has documented the lives and experiences of a group of children who have transitioned — or are in the process of transitioning — to live as their authentic selves. Wong shared the images with the world through a book called Inside Out: Portraits Of Cross-Gender Children, published in 2011.

Wong’s work seeks to empower the children as they explore their humanity. As Sarah explains, “While portraying these children I focused very much on their souls, beyond gender. And so we discovered we were on the same journey. They were looking for a new identity and I was exploring a yogi lifestyle. Our bodies were the vehicles of the souls. Because of this so-called ‘soul-conscious’ awareness, these kids are very much connected to the heart and are very compassionate.”

See the full body of work at HUMAN 3.0 as part of our Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras exhibition from 6 February until 6 March, 12-8pm daily. Visit the HUMAN 3.0 web page here for more information.