Girl Culture

Sheena tries on clothes with Amber, both 15, in a department store dressing room, San Jose, California. Photo by Lauren Greenfield

Sheena tries on clothes with Amber, both 15, in a department store dressing room, San Jose, California. Photo by Lauren Greenfield

The body has become a primary expression of individual identity for girls in contemporary American culture. Girl Culture investigates girls’ relationships to their bodies and the ways in which they use body projects to establish their identities. The photographs explore the relationship between girls’ inner lives and emotional development, and the material world and popular culture. They also reveal the exhibitionist nature of modern femininity through moments of vanity and performance in everyday life.

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