Bernd Ott - All the people

Bernd Ott

Bernd Ott photographed and Emily Besa interviewed 39 individuals to create a loving document that captures, relates, and celebrates the diversity of gender expression and being.

This international photo book project includes people in 5 cities, 4 countries, and 15 nationalities. The aim of this book is to build bridges and reach beyond one’s own communities with this intimate exploration of how the individual experiences, defines, and expresses gender and gender identity.

By viewing the images and reading the stories, the reader may draw closer to understanding someone they may find strange, challenging, or just unfamiliar. While gender expression, experience, and identity are entirely individual, the stories within All The People touch on our shared experiences, and speak to how simple it is to relate to each other with our humanity.


Kristiane Kegelmann
Kurt Moser