Gender Studies | Bettina Rheims

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Gender Studies | Bettina Rheims


For her Gender Studies series, Bettina photographed the “third sex”, these men and women who live between the masculine and the feminine, refusing to choose. Through the subtle sound work of Frédéric Sanchez, this film gives them a voice as the camera travels over their body, close up, far out, scrambling all the codes.

What you will find in this film

A graceful turmoil between genders • A beauty neither masculine nor feminine • Gender-neutral speech • Their privacy • Freedom • A rostrum-camera film

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Further exploration



• BETTINA RHEIMS: CO - directed by Patrick Remy ; 2017 Taschen ; multilingual

• GENDER STUDIES - artist: Bettina Rheims ; 2014 ; Steidl Verlag ; with a CD

• ROSE, C’EST PARIS - authors: Bettina Rheims, Serge Bramly and Thierry Grillet ; exhibition catalogue presented at the Bibliothèque nationale de France ; 2010 ; Taschen France ; trilingual edition

• CHAMBRE CLOSE - artist: Bettina Rheims ; author: Serge Bramly ; 2007 ; Schirmer Mosel 

• SHANGHAÏ - artist: Bettina Rheims ; author: Serge Bramly ; 2004 ; PowerHouse Books

• FEMALE TROUBLE - artist: Bettina Rheims ; introduction: Catherine Deneuve ; 2002 ; Schirmer Mosel 

• I.N.R.I. - artist: Bettina Rheims ; author: Serge Bramly ; 1999 ; The Monacelli Press 

• MODERN LOVERS - artist: Bettina Rheims ; 1998 ; Edition Braus