This empowering #Girlgaze exhibit celebrates young female photographers
When not even one-third of professional news photographers are women, you have to wonder: Whose view of the world are we seeing on a daily basis?
That question is at the center of a new photography exhibit called #girlgaze: a frame of mind, a project that aims to highlight the way female-identified photographers and their female subjects experience the world.
A multi-platform project that includes a robust Instagram account featuring a collection of curated images, a forthcoming zine and, most recently, the exhibition of more than 150 photographs by young women from around the world at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, the initiative has grown rapidly since its inception in February this year.
Created by photographer and TV personality Amanda de Cadenet — the youngest woman to ever shoot a Vogue cover and host of the Lifetime show The Conversation — one of the goals of Girlgaze is to combat gender inequality worldwide.
Says de Cadenet,