America's Girls

  • Dates
    2018 - Ongoing
  • Author
  • Topics Portrait, Fine Art, Documentary

Portraits of young women between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. America's Girls shows adolescence as a fleeting and transitional moment in a young woman's life.

As a young European woman, I always idealized the iconic culture of the United States. Having lived here for multiple years, I see things more nuancedly. As a photographer, I am interested in women's role in this ionic narrative of American society. I want to investigate how young women are sexualized and stereotyped every day in various ways. I choose to photograph a variety of young American girls to show the diversity among these girls. Met with countless stereotypes young women want to be recognized as their own individuals.

I want to give a voice to these young women. The girls in these portraits are between six and 18 years old. I am interested in adolescence as a fleeting and transitional stage. Young girls seem to go through an incredibly rapid change in their teens, being a child to becoming an adult seems to occur overnight. These portraits show a transitional stage and how it is different for each individual.

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