When transgender artist Mandy Romero set off to cross Asia from China to Turkmenistan in the summer of 2017 she was determined to bring back a visual record of her encounters in some of the most illiberal and intolerant regimes in the Northern Hemisphere.
Travelling with a large square of red silk as her main costume resource, to signify both the communist origins of the countries enroute and the Silk Road route she was following she brought back to the UK a set of portraits of herself taken by a fascinating variety of photographers, most of them met for the first time along the way.
The portraits include location shots from China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
On display at the Unity Bar from 24 October – 17 November.
Private view/launch party: Thursday 24 October, 6pm – 9pm.