Snite photography exhibit examines female body perception

by Margee Macdonell

Contemporary American photographer Lauren Greenfield will present her five-year investigation of girls and their relationships with their bodies in her latest exhibition, “Girl Culture,” at the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art from Sunday (Jan. 19) to March 9.p. Influenced by Joan Jacobs Brumberg’s scholarship in “The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girlhood,” Greenfield has created a visual study of almost 60 color photographs interspersed with text panels based on interviews with the subjects. The images and text record how American adolescent females express their identity through “body projects” and the link between development and the commercial world. “Girl Culture” explores the world of showgirls, strippers, ballet dancers, cheerleaders, beauty queens, models, debutantes, actresses and athletes.p.

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