If you don’t live here,
don’t surf here.
Keep it Positive.
Published as part of a series of print journals exploring identity and beauty aroudn the globe. Dominicks third journal focuses on the Hijra communities in New Delhi. The term ‘hijra’ has particular cultural and religious origins and is used to describe gender identities within a specific context. Historically revered, many face discrimination and exploitation in contemporary society, despite being legally recognized as the ‘third sex’ in India since 2014.
Boxing in Havana
Publsihed as print journal and available in leading art book stores, Boxing in Havana, is a portrait of young boxers trained by Alberto Gonzalez Caturla in a local Havana community gym.
“I had travelled previously to Cuba over a decade ago and was looking to go back and engage a little more with the culture,” explains the New York-based photographer, who was welcomed into the fighter’s homes. “As an outsider it helps me to be accepted by individuals when they are engaging in a subject on their terms.” Sheldon typically looks for local populaces that share a common lifestyle—his first journal, Essaouira, explores carefree youth and exercise rituals on the Moroccan beach it’s named for. But the young men he photographed in Havana aren’t just killing time and letting off steam. They’re protégés of Olympic trainer Alberto Gonzalez Caturla. “The boxing gym operates as a training facility for the local community,” Sheldon explains. “The gym is free to the children and teenagers in the surrounding area and has been responsible for producing some of the leading Cuban Olympic boxers over the last decade.”
(Interview excerpt, Document, text by Hannah Ongley.)
The National Portrait Gallery, London
Exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of a group show. Nodi and Manjura form part of a larger series about beauty and identiy in the Hijra communities in New Delhi. Taken during several days of private studio sittings, the term ‘hijra’ has particular cultural and religious origins and is used to describe gender identities within a specific context. Historically revered, many face discrimination and exploitation in contemporary society, despite being legally recognized as the ‘third sex’ in India since 2014.
On a flat beach in Western Morocco where the strong wind blows from the Atlantic Ocean, young people indulge in gymnastics with their friends.
The first in a series of published journals available in select art book stores