Nicola “Ókin” Frioli is a freelance photographer. Over the last 14 years he has traveled through Northern Mexico, India, Pakistan, Kashmir and Sardinia. Ókin is now based in Mexico City.
Princessess In A Land Of Machos is a body of work is about the Muxes, homosexuals of the “pueblo oaxacaqueno de Juchitan”, more than 3000 homosexuals in total, who enjoy respect and admiration in all the country. It is a luck for a homosexual to be born in Juchitan, where in a population of 160.000 people, the most of them feel respect for Muxes, while they walk proudly in the streets, dressed as women with huipiles and enaguas, typical dress of the Tehuantepec Isthmus. Felina, a 36 years old Muxes, owner of an Estetica (beauty salon) adds “I’m not a man.. I’m not a woman.. I’m a Muxes and there is place for everyboby in the Vineyard of Lord”
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