The September Issues

photographed by MARY ROZZI in los angeles, ca on august 30. 2017
makeup HARIET HADFIELD
hair NATHANIEL DEZAN

Zackary Drucker is a trans activist, producer, and multi-faceted artist who breaks down the way we think about sexuality, gender, and seeing. Her Emmy-award winning work as a producer for the docu-series This Is Me, and the smash hit Transparent helped usher in increased visibility, empathy, and understanding surrounding the trans and gender non-conforming communities. Drucker’s work as a photographer and performer has been exhibited all over the world—at The Whitney Biennial, Moma PS1, the Hammer Museum, MCA San Diego, and SF Moma—and its layered, sensory imagination underscores the importance of generating empathetic, shareable work in order to build authentic narratives and visibility. In 2017 Drucker collaborated with the ACLU, Laverne Cox, Molly Crabapple, and Kim Boekbinder to create “Time Marches Forward & So Do We,” a film about transgender history and resistance, and emphasizes how critical it is to document the diverse histories of marginalized groups. Much of Drucker’s work approaches her own experience as a trans woman: she has dedicated her life and art practice to be of service to the trans and gender nonconforming communities—helping others live in their truth, speak bravely, be visible, and share their art and stories with the world.

pioneer artwork by ZACKARY DRUCKER featured in issue 0