Basil and Valeria in Seattle, Washington

Basil and Valeria in Seattle, Washington

Photo by: Beck Bendetta

Basil (yes, like the herb) Soper is a man of transgender experience, writer, photographer, intersectional activist and Southerner. He is the founder and Executive Director at Transilient. He has been published in numerous publications in print and online. He majored in Creative Writing at The New School with a concentration in poetry. Basil says, “Capturing light is everything in photography and life! As a man of mixed media, it is always the light that I bring into any form of my art. I strive to convey the sense of hope light embodies by capturing it and sharing it in accessible ways.”