Where The Peacock Can Dance Free…
The Legitimacy of Homosexuality / Trans-sexuality is just a law passed in India. People from Queer Community are still seen through the same Point of View by society. As usual, they are still bullied and insulted in their workplace, on the streets at random. As if that was not enough, they are even assaulted physically now. The mindset did not change at all and the worst example of this is the families of the Queer People who are yet to accept their children as they are, with an open mind and stand by them. The enviable qualifications and qualities of the so-called Third Gender, still fail to secure employment because of their sexual orientation.
They are not only marginalized in their professions, in most cases, but they also do not get any chance to express themselves in this democratic system. As a result, these people choose different entertainment apps (like TikTok or Musically, Dubsmash, LIKE, Vigo Video, Funimate, Roposo, Mojo and many more) to express their minds and hearts, their passions, their emotions. Some of these people are fine artists with huge skills in dancing, singing and performing arts and likes. These apps have become their medium for showcasing their talents on social media. These apps are now an alternative for people who would otherwise never get the chance to showcase their talents in front of everyone. So the popularity of such apps is spreading fast. Through psychologists suggest that these apps are heavily addictive and their effects are not very good, still contextually, it has been noticed that the presence of the third gender people in these apps is notably high and that they have immersed themselves in this Virtual world as they are getting rejections from the real one. These apps, in a true sense, have become their only getaway.
Subhajit Naskar is a photojournalist and visual artist based in Kolkata. He loves to capture every little emotion through his photography. The everflowing stream of human emotions has always moved him from inside. He believes that every photograph conveys a story. For him, photography is not only a hobby or passion but also a part of politics. He thinks that photographs are mirrors of human life and emotions. He was one of the finalists in Lensculture Street Photography Awards 2018 and Toto Photography Awards 2021. He also got honourable mention awards in 14th Black & White Spider Awards and 13th International Colour Awards. His works have been exhibited on various platforms including Polyphony International Photo Festival 2019 (Second Prize, Single Photo Category).