Girl Culture by Lauren Greenfield
February 10–March 27, 2005 Tisch Gallery
Lauren Greenfield's Girl Culture explores the daily lives and rituals of girls in American contemporary society in a photographic project of 58 color photographs and corresponding interviews. These compelling and insightful images investigate the troubling aspects of growing up female in contemporary society. "These images are about the popular culture we share and the way the culture leaves its imprint on individuals in their most public and private moments," says Greenfield. "The body has become the primary canvas on which girls express their identities, insecurities, ambitions, and struggles. It has become a palimpsest on which many of our culture's conflicting messages about feminity are written and rewritten."
American Photo names Greenfield one of the 25 most influential photographers working today. Her book, Girl Culture, published in December 2002 by Chronicle Books, accompanies the exhibition.
The lecture is sponsored by Canon USA with additional support from Tufts Health Services; Tufts Womens' Center; Wellesley College's McNeil Program for Studies in American Art; and in-kind support from the Photographic Resource Center.
This exhibition is circulated by The Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles.