Farida Lemeatrag was born in Belgium (Ghent) in 1978.
She graduated from Sint-Lucas school of Arts at ghent (belgium).
Farida is a photographer working mainly around social themes. So she's turned her lens almost for years ago, towards transgender youngsters. This series of photographs, titled “Transgender Youth” tells the stories of 40 children who have been subject to this experience that is accompanied with fear, lack of self-confidence, confusion and loneliness. The work of the photographer was only possible after she established a strong individual relationship with each of her subjects based on a mutual trust. These strikingly moving portraits aim to change the society’s perception on transgenders and to defeat the stigma associated to the word itself.
One of her new projects is the photo series 'Toda Raba'.
The portrait series can be read as a dialogue between Farida L. and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish families in Antwerp. It exhibits a continuous exploration of values, religious and cultural differences; a process of gaining access to a closed community step by step. The camera becomes a tool to get acquainted with this community and initiate conversations.
In recent years she has received a number of publications:
The Walrus magazine (Canada)
Internazionale magazine Italie
Shoot magazine Belgium