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Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze

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A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies.

This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art.

Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either them
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 18th 2017 by Laurence King Publishing
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Kat Arnett
Sep 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book is terrible. It smacks of someone writing a thesis and then finding work to fit their ideas, rather than observing photography and then coming to a conclusion. While I support the idea of what the book wanted to be, as someone with nearly 20 years in the industry I can't endorse the work. It never fully realizes the male gaze va female gaze argument nor does it explore the history of female photographers photographing women. Instead it acts as if this is a new phenomenon.
Natalie
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved the selection of artists and artwork, but even more I was super impressed with the thoughtful commentary that accompanied each artist.
Paige
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such an excellent intro to all these great contemporary female photographers. 😍 it was really empowering to see these women embracing their passion and pursuing it in such a way that make photographers haven’t done.
Laura
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Range of artists and approaches. From Maya Fuhr, "tumblr makes girls feel comfortable about feeling sad or lazy, because it's a community of billions of people scrolling and sometimes longing for the idealized view of beauty that they see. It's highly relatable to hear other people's problems or see a wide range of beautiful body types and ethnicities lying on their bed, on their computer, alone."
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