Beyond Quarterlife

Natural Habitat

These photos represent the early days of what I hope will be an in depth look at girlhood in America. While I eventually hope to produce a short documentary looking at the relationship between corporate marketing and identity formation in young girls – I thought I would begin by exploring different representations of girlhood by asking girls between the ages of 2 and 12 to pick their favorite “toy,” loosely defined, and taking their portrait in the space where they are most likely to interact with the toy.

img_0352 Eileen “Deedee”

img_0086 Madelyn

img_0476 Emma

img_0046 Annie

img_0548 Dessa

img_0064 Olivia

img_0147 Gabriella

img_0129 Calyn

I am hoping to expand this project, so if you know of a young girl who fits this age group and would be willing to participate, please let me know:

One Response to “Natural Habitat”

  1. Breanne says:

    Great idea Leah! Next time you’re out here I’m sure Audrey would love to show you her favorite toys.

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