Drag Bolivia: Portrait of Ninon

Drag Bolivia- portrait of Ninon

Ninon is one of the first drags in Bolivia. In the seventies, Victor Hugo started to go out with the more influential gay rights activists in La Paz, Bolivia. They did not only contributed to gay rights through their manifests, but also gave an impulse to Bolivian culture through their use of traditional female costumes and dances to attract attention. Now Victor Hugo, called Ninon by all hi friends, owns a renowned hair salon in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, while at the same time holding a lawyer office, mostly to help people with little money and to support equal rights.

Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org

About Team of the world
We work to show the people and lives that society tries to hide. We work with homeless people, dragqueens, elderly with Alzheimer and adolescents in poor circumstances. Martijn Crowe is an artist and professor in Anthropology. His work and art is visible at www.thefaketory.org

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