Portrait of Daphne de Baakel,, 2002

Annette Frick, Portrait of Daphne de Baakel, 2002; Hand printed by the artist on silver gelatin Baryta paper; Image: 40 × 30 cm; Frame: 54.2 × 44.4 × 2.8 cm; Edition of 3 plus I AP

Since the early 1980s, photographer and filmmaker Annette Frick has pursued portraiture beyond the popular mainstream. Known for her intimate and frank behind-the-scenes glimpses, Frick documented icons of the drag scene who have been influential in shaping contemporary transgender identity.

This photo was taken at the Podewil event at the Cheap Club in 2002. That night, Daphne de Baakel, who normally performed at the Aldis venue, was photographed by Frick as a spectator.

This vintage print was handprinted by the artist on silver gelatin Baryta paper at the time the photo was originally shot.

Photo by Marjorie Brunet Plaza