Overlooked No More: Claude Cahun, Whose Photographs Explored Gender and Sexuality: Society generally considered women to be women and men to be men in early-20th-century France. Cahun’s work protested gender and sexual norms, and has become increasingly relevant.
Published online from The New York Times, June 22, 2019, By Joseph B. Treaster
In early-20th-century France, when society generally considered women to be women and men to be men, Lucy Schwob decided she would rather be called Claude Cahun.
It was her way of protesting gender and sexual norms. She thrived on ambiguity and she chose a name, Claude, that in French could refer to either a man o
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