South African Photographer Captures The Indian LGBT Community


Photographer Blake Woodhams has undertaken a project to show the Indian LGBT community to the world, through his lens

South African photographer Blake Woodhams’ interaction with the Indians settled in South Africa gave him a close understanding of Indian culture. Coming from a country that gives equal rights to the LGBT community, he felt he was in a unique position to understand the plight of the Indian counterpart. The recent SC ruling on Section 377 affected people across the globe, and Blake is one of them.

He felt that even though people across the globe stood up against this verdict, the international community did not quite understand what the ordinary gay Indian was like. Therefore he came up with the ‘LGBT India Project’, to show the world that this community consists of ordinary people that you see on a day-to-day basis, unlike what popular culture portrays. He wants to click 30 LGBT individuals and supporters of the community from India, at their workplace or in their neighbourhood.

If you are interested, please email your name (surname not required), age and three pictures of yourself to


Tanika Godbole