Jill Peters




december, 2015
14 Stunning Portraits Of Albania's Few Remaining Sworn Virgins

nov 8, 2014 - january 11, 2015
sworn virgins exhibition, "gender heart", galleri syster, havremagasinct, sweden

july, 2014
Jill's interview on photography series, Nirvan, the Third Gender of India

june, 2014
worldbrief with josh zepps
interview with jill peters on HuffPost Live; Segment starts at 5:27

june 2014
Who are albania's sworn virgins? (video featuring Jill)

Photographer Jill Peters on women who live as men and her work documenting their stories

may, 2014
Nirvan, the Third Gender of India

"Dating back as far as the Kama Sutra by some estimations, hijras were both revered and feared
as powerful entities who lived between the sexes," Jill Peters notes

April Issue, 2014
Nirvan, the Third Gender of India
The term "hijra" applies to a very diverse group of people in India who identify as third gender

March Issue, 2014
Jill Peters returns to Albania to continue her project documenting the Sworn Virgins

May 9 - July 6, 2014
Critical Mass Exhibition continues to the Houston Center of photography

march 2014
critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another: Exhibition curated by Jessica Johnston of George Eastman House

December, 2013
Jill Peters is a finalist in the 2013 edition of the New York Photo Awards in the category of documentary series

november 2013
Jill Peters traveled up into the Albanian alps to photograph the  "burneshas", or sworn virgins

september 2013
jill Peters deftly captures these rarefied populations with curiosity and compassion, creating heroic portraits that peak our fascination with alternative lifestyle choices based on sexuality.

critical mass 2013
Jill Peters is chosen for Critical Mass Top 50 Photographers of 2013

August 26, 2013
Photographer Jill Peters set out to photograph the little-known phenomenon, in which brave women transform themselves completely to preserve their honor.

july Issue, 2013- italia GQ
Jill Peters continues her project documenting the Sworn Virgins of albania

December 26, 2012
For her project Sworn Virgins of Albania, photographer Jill Peters visited to the mountain villages of northern Albania to capture portraits of “burneshas,” or females who have lived their lives as men for reasons related to their culture and society

- this story received 100,000 Facebook shares

december 3, 2012
Fascinating portraits of women living as men to escape oppression in the Balkans

December, 2012
“Sworn virgins” (burrneshas in Albanian) are Albanian women who decide to ignore their female identity and live as men in the Balkans

Third Gender coverage link
Sworn Virgins of Albania coverage link

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