All the People explores the experience of the gender spectrum on a personal level, with photographs of individuals living in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Los Angeles and New York who express and define their gender on their own terms. The book's subjects identify as transgender, gender queer, drag performers or do not identify themselves with any label at all. All the People collects their stories and their portraits--as they wish to be represented.
Writer Emily Besa (born 1974) conducted interviews with the subjects, and photographer Bernd Ott (born 1970) shot their portraits in locations of their choosing, collaboratively creating intimate, sensitive portraits in words and images. "If there is something we ultimately hoped for," Ott reflected, "it was that people realize how much we all share once we look past the labels we create."