Amos Mac lives and works in Los Angeles as a photographer, producer, writer and publisher. He is the founder of trans male print magazine, Original Plumbing.

He is featured in the 2016 HBO documentary
The Trans List
, has been honored on the OUT 100, TRANS 100, and was named one of 10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art by Huffington Post.

In 2016, he began working as an associate producer for season two of the groundbreaking VICELAND documentary series, Gaycation, hosted by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel. His photographic images have been featured in The New York Times, Interview, Vogue Italia, BUTT Magazine, Capricious, Dazed and Confused and OUT, amongst other publications. As a writer Mac has contributed to his self-published titles (Original Plumbing and Translady Fanzine), as well as to Candy, i-D and The Huffington Post. Amos Mac's work has been featured in group shows at venues including The San Francisco Public Library, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Gensler San Francisco, Munch Gallery (NY), Splatterpool (NY), and Leslie/Lohman Gallery (NY).

In 2009 Mac and Rocco Kayiatos co-founded Original Plumbing; the seminal quarterly publication documenting the culture of transgender men. Informational and entertaining at once, OP has featured interviews with, and portraits of Janet Mock, Geo Wyeth, Margaret Cho, Ian Harvie, Kate Bornstein, Silas Howard and many others. In addition to editing and publishing, Mac has photographed the majority of Original Plumbing's content.

Other notable projects include work for fashion and a collaborative art series, most recently shooting the groundbreaking Fall '15 campaign for Swedish fashion brand & Other Stories, featuring an all trans cast and crew. It was released in August 2015 along with a short film titled The Gaze by Swedish director Ninja Thyberg, who documented the behind-the-scenes of the campaign. Some of Mac's most iconic collaborative work was created with Los Angeles-based artist Zackary Drucker on a series of portraits taken in Drucker’s Upstate New York childhood home, which formed the content of his publication Translady Fanzine. An alternative selection of the images was exhibited in 2011 as Distance is Where the Heart is, Home is Where you Hang Your Heart, at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. The follow up photo series was created with Juliana Huxtable. He is featured in the 2016 HBO documentary, The Trans List, has been honored on the OUT 100, TRANS 100, and was named one of 10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art by Huffington Post.

Contact Amos directly:

Select Press

Hollywood Reporter 'The Trans List': Provincetown Review

CNN Advertisements That Changed The World

Vogue The Transgender Gaze in the New & Other Stories Campaign

FeatureShoot Photographer Amos Mac Puts Trans Issues In The Spotlight

Refinery 29 & Other Stories' Transgender Fashion Campaign Is A Major First

Huffington Post 10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art

New York Times Original Plumbing Finds Its Audience

The Advocate Amos Mac Reintroduces The Zine

Huffington Post 30 GLBT Artists To Follow

Huffington Post Transgender Artists You Should Know

Huffington Post Testimony: A Living Exhibition Of Queer Youth

Huffington Post Translady Fanzine

Los Angeles Times Zackary Drucker, Amos Mac at Luis De Jesus Gallery

Select Exhibitions and Collections
Bring Your Own Body, Pop-up Salon on Trans Printed Matter, The Cooper Union, New York City, 2015
Trans Time, L'espace Créatif, Montreal, 2014
Queer Zines, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Special Collections, 2014
Strange Bedfellows, Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2014
Queer Zines, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 2013
Strange Bedfellows, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 2013
NLE Curatorial Lab: Through the Parlor, New York City, 2013
Strange Bedfellows, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, 2013
Inside the Outsider, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, 2012
Testimony: A Living Exhibition of Queer Youth, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York City, 2012
I Dream of a Threesome, Splatterpool, New York City, 2012
Volta NY, New York City, 2012
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2011 (collaborative exhibition with Zackary Drucker)
The Elegance of Refusal, Gensler, San Francisco, 2011
ID this, Munch Gallery, New York City, 2011
Home Sweet Homo, Leslie/Lohman Gallery, New York City, 2011
Wonderers, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, 2010
A Spot of T : Trans Male Cabaret, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, 2010
Homoscope Film and Arts Festival, Austin, 2010
Descry Magazine Exhibition, San Francisco, 2010
Darin Klein presents: Original Plumbing, workspace, Los Angeles, 2010
TransMasculinites, Melbourne, Australia, 2010
Queer Gaze, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, 2009
Formerly Known As, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, 2009
Mondo-Politico, Mondo-Homo Festival, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, 2009
RADAR, curated by Michelle Tea, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, 2009
Cutter Photozine Exhibition, SF Cameraworks Gallery, San Francisco, 2009
Trans men Translated, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, Australia, 2008
Fey, 400 Morgan, New York, 2007
Think Gallery, New York, 2007

Solo Photographic Exhibitions
In their Bedrooms, Lexington Club, San Francisco, 2010
Boys of Original Plumbing, LGBT Center, San Francisco, 2010
Introducing, The Seventh Heart, San Francisco, 2009
Muse Files, Lexington Club, San Francisco, 2008

Television Production
Gaycation — Season 2 — Associate Producer — VICE Media — VICELAND
The Family — Season 1 — Assistant Coordinator — ABC — FREMANTLE MEDIA
America's Got Talent — Season 10 — Costume Coordinator — NBC — FREMANTLE MEDIA
Madoff — Miniseries — Assistant Coordinator — ABC — LINCOLN SQUARE PRODUCTIONS
Gotham — Season 2 — Production Assistant — FOX — WARNER BROS.

Select Publications
Italian Vogue
Dazed and Confused
CANDY (Spain)
Männer Magazin (Germany)
Elle Decor
Rolling Stone (Italy)
OUT Magazine

Select Reviews
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Time Out New York
The Advocate
The Huffington Post
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Blog
Lambda Literary
The Archive
San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Francisco Weekly

Select Commissioned Work
Logo TV, “Beautiful As I Want To Be” web series, commission to take fashion portraits of trans youth for a scene in the show, 3 episodes, 2015
Visual AIDS, workshop series with Destination Tomorrow, Bronx, NY, 2015
& Other Stories, Fall 2015 campaign
Visual AIDS, New York 2013 Play Smart broadside campaign
Stop AIDS, San Francisco, 2012
Sylvia Rivera Law Project, New York City, 2012
Lambda Legal, 2011

Scholarly Work Inclusion
Erickson-Schroth. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. Oxford. 2014.
Bronson, AA and Phillip Aarons. Queer Zines 2. Printed Matter, Inc. 2014
Goldberg, Ariel. The Estrangement Principle. 2012.
Cancelmo, Amy. Family Ties: Visual Lineage in Queer Art. Thesis in Master of Arts, Queer Art History. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 2011.
Kvinder & Kon Forskning: Trans. November 2011. Issue 3-4 11. [Scandinavian Gender Studies Journal.]

Professional Service and Awards
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Trans*cendence Honoree, for contributions increasing visibility and promoting wellness of transgender and gender non-conforming people, 2015
Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art, Artist of the Year, 2013
Dirty Looks NYC - Monthly platform for queer experimental film and video, Board Member, 2011-present
Huffington Post, List: Trans Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art, 2012-2014
Out Magazine, OUT 100, 2010

Select Lectures
TRANSforming Gender Conference, University of Colorado-Boulder, Keynote Speaker, 2015
University of North Carolina, Exhibition and Lecture, 2013
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, 2013
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012
Indiana University, 2012
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011
Parsons School of Design, 2011
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2011
Sister Spit multimedia arts tour, 30 cities nation-wide, 2011

BS Liberal Arts, Graduated 2009
The New School, New York