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Feature - In private, Bombay
Olivia Arthur
Mumbai is India’s city of dreams but growing religious conservatism and the recriminalisation of gay sex make it a difficult place for anyone to be open. Suggestions of sexuality of any orientation or any nudity are heavily frowned on. Yet photographing people in their private spaces, I began to find a confidence and intimacy that is ready to be shared and feeling of boldness from a community that is wanting to talk about these often-taboo subjects. Ironically there are also spaces - by the side of the highway, on the rocks by the sea, on the commuter trains - where people who might be hiding from...

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India. Mumbai. Shivali, a dancer and trans-woman on Juhu Beach....
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India. Bombay. 'Becky' a cross-dresser. 2017.
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India. Bombay. Elton posing at a friends place. 2017.
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India. Bombay. A man met on grindr in his apartment. 2017.
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India. Bombay. 'Becky' a closet cross-dresser. 2017.
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India. Bombay. Gaurav at home. 2017.
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India. Bombay. Guys hanging out by the freeway. 2017.
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India. Bombay. Shivali, a trans-woman and dancer at home. 2017....
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India. Bombay. The macdonalds by Andheri station, a cruising...
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India. Bombay. Backstage at the 'Dancing Queens' performance....
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India. Bombay. Loren at a hijra (transgender) community house...
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India. Bombay. A religious tag on a tree. 2017.
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India. Bombay. Shivali, a trans woman and dancer, at home. 2017....
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India. Bombay. Loren and Sheshan embrace at the house of a hijra...
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India. Bombay. Anwesh Kumar Sahoo, former My Gay India, photographed...
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A member of the lgbt community in the park before the pride march....
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A member of the lgbt community in the park before the pride march....
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India. Bombay. Garbage in the sea near the gateway of India,...
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Aliya, a member of Bombay's hijra community. Bombay. India. 2017...
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India. Mumbai. Nighttime on Juhu Beach. 2017
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India. Bombay. crowded compartments on the commuter trains. 2017....
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India. Bombay. Couples on the waterfront at Bandstand. 2017.
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India. Bombay. Justine photographed at home. 2016.
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India. Bombay. Elton and his boyfriend in the early morning....
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India. Bombay. Grafitti by Joggers Park 2016.
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India. Bombay. Spaces under the mangroves where couples come...
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India. Bombay. Inder and Arif first thing in the morning. 2016....
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India. Bombay. 2016. Indian fashion designer James Ferriera at...
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India. Bombay. Elton and Sarvesh at home. 2016.
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India. Bombay. The citizen Hotel on Juhu Beach 2016.
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Coupes meet at the side of the highway to have a private moment...
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India. Bombay. Divyaroop, a cross-dresser. 2016.
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India. Bombay. Urmi Jadav, a transgender activist. 2016.
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India. Bombay. People swimming in the sea on Juhu Beach. 2016....
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India. Bombay. Shruti. 2016.
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India. Bombay. Juhu Beach 2016.
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India. Bombay. A couple on the beach by Bandstand. 2016.
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India. Bombay. Nikhils bathroom window. 2016.
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