Her poetic visual Storytelling of the Indian Queers and Femmenielli of Scampia
Jess Kohl, class 1991 – is a British filmmaker and photographer whose work focuses primarily on subcultures considered on the margins of society.
Her style is cinematic, raw, intimate.
Through her shots, Jess brings out the deep understanding and immense sensitivity she feels toward the subjects depicted. Without judgment, she seeks to amplify the voices of the unheard, through poetic shots. Sometimes provocative.
Her talent has naturally led her to work on commercial projects, music videos, and global brands such as Nike, Google, Tinder, On Running, and Speedo, and she has been an award winner worldwide and a nominee for the One World Media Award.
She has chronicled the Philippine ghettos’ “war on drugs,” followed several skinheads groups in Malaysia, and documented Queer life in India and Naples.
In particular, we will focus on the latter two works for Pride Month celebrations: “Nirvana: the largest gathering of transgender women in Asia” and “Queens of Scampia: the transgender community in Naples”