A posed portrait of Bad Black, a 25 years old transgender woman sex worker in Kampala, Uganda. "At the age of 16 in 2005 I was caught red handed kissing with my boyfriend. My father asked me to leave his home if I don't want to be killed. I left home and came to Kampala where I started doing sex worker for survival. In 2009, I found out that I was HIV positive. I have been sexually harassed by the police every time on streets. The police arrested me several times for no reason. Early this year I was kidnapped by three men who tortured me for seven hours they beat me up and fixed a beer bottle in my ass smeared with hot pepper. The kidnappers took my phones and money." Bad Black now volunteers for an organisation that supports other HIV positive sex workers. Uganda, September 2014.

Where Love Is Illegal WLII

65 × 50 × 1, Edition 1/5 + 2AP - €1,500;
105 × 80 × 1, Edition 1/5 + 2AP - €3,500

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