How Girls See The World
What We Do
For a woman breaking into the photography industry, the obstacles are unquestionably hard. Our mission is to support girls behind the camera.
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Taking back the word girl, we are pushing back against the cultural projections and traditional gender roles imposed upon girls from the outside world, media and culture. Instead, we aim to represent the intelligence, creativity, complexity and diversity of girls’ experience—across nation, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, economic background. It is up to those who identify with being a girl to break the boundaries and determine their own identity, sexuality, and beauty.
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We are telling stories and creating images by taking the camera (or any medium) into our hands to express our viewpoints, reflect our states of mind, share our interests—whether in politics, fashion, tech, beauty, business—and to show the world how we see it.
Girlgaze is a multi-media project across four different platforms to generate visibility and support for the next generation of female photographers.
An exhibition in Los Angeles opening in October 2016 showcasing original images by emerging female photographers.
A publication of the #girlgaze zine will be published biannually
Funds raised from the exhibition and auction will establish annual girlgaze grants offered through our nonprofit partner, Allies in Arts.
Who We Are
The curators for girlgaze are all women trailblazers in their own right. Whether in fashion or documentary photography, in front of the camera or behind it, these women are championing the female gaze today.