Luca Desienna is an Italian photograher, also art diretor (creator of the now closed Radical Matter platform) and publisher (Gomma Books).
As a photographer, he has published recently the book "My Dearest Javanese Concubine" (Gomma / VOID, 2018).
© Portrait taken from the Gomma Grant website
Excerpts from an interview by Luca Desienna with British Journal of Photography: "I was shooting and following the life of Maryani Oriono, a local transgender woman who opened the first Islamic school for LGBT people in Java. What was supposed to be a two-day commission became a longterm project. I saw a community and a reality completely new to me....