Featured image is “But Still, I’ll Rise,” by Amanda Bjorn, 27.
Fuck the male gaze & fuck the patriarchy.
In a beautifully curated gallery of photos depicting modern womanhood, The Girl Gaze Project is reclaiming the everyday portrayal of girls for and from the female perspective. Every photographer is a female-identified; their subjects are female-identified; their photos are nothing short of breathtaking.
With an all-woman curating team comprised of photographers, writers, artists, directors, and activists, the organization/project/movement strives to showcase female photographers’ work and help them forge future opportunities. Per the website:
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.
This is exactly the kind of intersectional feminism we need right now–one that understands and reflects the viewpoints of women of all races, shapes, and identities. So take a look at some of the amazing photos chosen by the project, and get your #girlgaze on:
From one of our favorite ladies, @adarable13: "I explored many different angles with Aimee's #dancersfeet. for some reason, I thought this position seemed interesting. we get too see the texture and color of her #pointeshoe contrasted with her bare foot and her black stretch pant! it's such a raw moment that shows the beauty and pain of what a #balletdancer deals with, while on her feet!" #girlgaze #dancer #ballet #struggle #dedication
It’s a multi-media effort, driving its message home with a LA exhibition, a print zine, and an Instagram account.
Check out more gorgeous photos on the Girl Gaze Project instagram.