CM – Google honors surrealist photographer Claude Cahun with a new doodle

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October 25 (UPI) – Google is celebrating author and surrealist photographer Claude Cahun on his 127th birthday with a new Doodle.
Black and white graphics from Cahun can be seen on the Google homepage. The image changes to show Cahun in different outfits and looks.
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October 25 (UPI) – Google is celebrating author and surrealist photographer Claude Cahun on his 127th birthday with a new Doodle.

Black and white graphics from Cahun can be seen on the Google homepage . The image changes to show Cahun in different outfits and looks.

Cahun, best known for his self-portraits that challenged gender and sexuality norms, was born on that day in 1894 in Nantes, France.

Cahun met her lifelong partner and collaborator, Marcel Moore, at Know the age of 14. Cahun then shaved his head, adopted her gender-neutral name and identified herself as non-binary after moving to Paris in 1919.

In her series, published in 1927, the author and photographer examined “I am in training, don’t kiss me ”, which Cahun showed as a feminized weightlifter, gender fluidity.

Cahun also fought against the fascist occupation, with the French government awarding them the French Medal of Gratitude in 1951. The Paris city council named a street after Cahun and Moore, where the two lived in 2018.

« Cahun’s work to this day has influenced gender-bending celebrities, the modern LGBTQ community and conversations about identity and expression to this day, » said Google.

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