> Symptom: Latin America Contemporary Photography

Musas Muxe

Nelson Morales, Mexico

This project started ten  years ago when I started photographing my culture in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. During that period, I already knew my sexual orientation, however I rejected the idea of becoming a Muxe.

The Muxes of Oaxaca are considered to be the third gender in Mexico, they do not define themselves as homosexuals, they have surpassed this idea. They are rather considered to be a mixture between both genders, and  in a constant search for beauty.

 They are accepted by society, it is said that for a family it is a blessing to have one Muxe at home, since they are hardworking and care for their parents as they get older.