Reshaping the Sky
When I finally gave myself permission to set out to meet the queer community living in remote areas far away from large cities, where you can still see the stars, I had no idea that I would also be meeting myself as an agender person.
Along with my brethren, our gaze had to turn towards the complexity of the cosmos in order to better welcome our own, and to let our eyes, accustomed to the blinding light of cisheterocentrism, get used to the darkness of the night and of our closets — and watch the world appear in a whole new light.
Simon Emond (they/them) is a self-taught photographer from Métabetchouan, a small lakeside town in Quebec, Canada. Simon launched their first artistic endeavour in late 2017, when they exhibited both in gallery and in their hometown’s streets. Simon has gone on to receive several grants, prizes, and honorary mentions internationally, in addition to participating in numerous exhibitions in Canada, France, Denmark, Portugal and Democratic Republic of Congo.
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