How Girls See The World



A curated collection of images taken by female photographers that demonstrates the power of the girl gaze.


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. 


THE PUblications

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



A year-round showcase of images using the #girlgaze will be featured on @girlgazeproject




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.





The Girlgaze Grants

We will be providing annual grants to fund emerging female photographers, administered by Allies in Arts—an organization dedicated to evening the odds for women in the arts by providing professional equipment, services and support. A percentage of the proceeds from the girlgaze gallery exhibition, print auction and the girlgaze book will go into the girlgaze grants.


Submit Your Work

Upload your photo to Instagram using #girlgaze! 


To contact us

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