Travesti Istanbul- Perla Salon Portraits

Often targets of violence, Istanbul’s Travesti’s are being murdered in hate crimes and honour killings.
In 2010, Istanbul assumes the mantle as European Capital of Culture but Ankara’s bid for full EU mebership faces tough scrutiny on human rights violations.
Poulson’s documentary Travesti Street (in development) focusses on issues affecting the transgender community of Istanbul while painting an illuminating portrait of a city caught between a ruinous past and a dangerous present.