LGBTQ Community of Taiwan
Taiwan is a small island in the southeast of China, and is the most advanced country in terms of LGBTQ rights throughout Asia. In fact, in May 2017 the idea of approving marriages between people of the same sex was seriously considered, with the deadline being this May. On May 17 2019, Taiwan officially became the first country across the continent to legalize same-sex marriages. To document this story, I landed in Taipei in March 2019 and returned later in October, I immediately chose to focus on people, portraying them in a domestic environment to create intimacy between me and the subjects. By deliberately omitting everything else, I have portrayed them emerging from the darkness by beams of light, directing the attention of those who look towards their faces, their looks, their stories.