Immersive Exhibit Celebrates the Contributions of Female Photographers, Presenting a Girl’s-Eye View of the World, October 22, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Girlgaze is a Multimedia Platform That Generates Visibility and Community for the Next Generation of Female Photographers.
On October 22, 2016, the Annenberg Space for Photography will amplify its current exhibit with #girlgaze: a frame of mind, a stunning, never-before-exhibited collection of more than 150 photographs by young female-identifying photographers from around the world. The exhibit curators are Girlgaze, a collective founded by the famed British-born television host, women’s advocate and photographer Amanda de Cadenet to give visibility, opportunity and support to the next generation of female photographers and artists.
Now, through its interactive, digitally driven collection of work from young, emerging photographers, #girlgaze: a frame of mind will present a wide range of diverse female perspectives that engage visitors on a broad range of topics from sexuality, objectification and body image to mental illness, addiction and more. The exhibit, which was designed by Commonwealth Projects, also includes a section featuring the work of trailblazing women photographers such as Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange.
The collection will be on display at Skylight Studios through February 26, 2017. Both #girlgaze: a frame of mind and the current Annenberg Space for Photography exhibit, IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits, explore themes of self-definition by celebrating the achievements of communities that have traditionally been marginalized. On view at the Annenberg Space for Photography through February 26, 2017, IDENTITY features more than 150 photographs from Timothy Greenfield-Sanders‘ acclaimed collections The Black List, The Latino List, The Women’s List, The Out List and The Trans List.
“We’re thrilled to work with Girlgaze to create another very special interactive experience at Skylight Studios,” said Cinny Kennard, Executive Director at the Annenberg Foundation. “#girlgaze: a frame of mind will allow us to program vibrant discussions that look at the world from a different perspective, engaging with complicated themes of identity, beauty, sexuality and culture in a manner sure to resonate with audiences of all ages and from all walks of life.”
Girlgaze began as a movement on social media, where aspiring photographers posted more than 450,000 pictures on Instagram with the hashtag “girlgaze.” The project has garnered support from powerhouses from the media, fashion and photography worlds, including Inez van Lamsweer, Amber Valletta, Lynsey Addario, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Collier Schorr, all of whom sit on Girlgaze‘s curating committee.
In addition to its curated digital collection of images, Girlgaze provides a larger ecosystem supporting the work and careers of fledgling female photographers, artists and creatives, from providing grants to securing jobs. Girlgaze curated the September edition of Teen Vogue, the first issue of a Conde Nast magazine to be created entirely by girls, for girls.
Amanda de Cadenet, the thoughtful multi-hyphenate known for her photography as well as her substantive and diverse discussions with top female talent on The Conversation interview series, as well a the founder and CEO of Girlgaze, said, “The Girlgaze team is extremely honored to be chosen by the Annenberg Space for Photography to exhibit the work of female photographers from around the world. We are thrilled to share the views, experiences and ideas of so many talented girls — however they identify and wherever they come from — with a new audience. Female voices are so often marginalized. If we are ever to achieve gender equality, which is what we’re striving for, it’s crucial to include their voices. This exhibition shows girls as they are: smart, perceptive, creative and bold.“
The Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios (10050 Constellation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067 ) is a 5,000-square-foot multimedia studio and retail gallery located directly across Century Park from the Annenberg Space for Photography. Skylight Studios is the home of the Annenberg Space for Photography‘s Iris Nights lecture series, a free public program of presentations by photographers and other notable experts and guest artists.
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