Girl Culture is about the central role occupied by popular culture in the construction or deconstruction of female identity. The camera of American photographer Lauren Greenfield records the vanishing distance between a girl’s everyday life and the idealized discourse about women in popular culture. The exhibition consists of portrait images and interviews that cast a light on the experiences and expressions of women today.
In Girl Culture the ordinary and the extreme become intertwined: a teenaged girls obsession with appearance and the privade suffering of an anorexic woman; the girl playing dress-up and the stripper wearing a schoolgirl outfit. Greenfield has turned her lens to capture the experience of modern womanhood in all its fragmentation.
Lauren Greenfield has worked as a documentary photographer and film maker since 1991. Greenfield’s work chronicles youth culture, gender and consumerism in America today. Among Greenfield’s works are the chronicles Fast Forward (1997), Girl Culture (2002) and THIN (2006) and the documentaries Beauty CULTure (2011) and Queen of Versaille (2012).
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