This past Friday, the powerful and moving #girlgaze exhibit opened at Subliminal Projects in Silverlake, Los Angeles.
In the ever-present social media culture that we live in today, it is easy for us women to feel not good enough. It’s easy to feel the pressure to be “perfect” or even to betray our instincts in order to become this object that society says is what gives us worth as human beings and as women.
The norm is seeing aspects of the female body perfected and concealed in the media. The photographs in #Girlgaze Uncensored celebrate the human body in all different shapes, sizes, and life stages – which are images that are generally kept hidden and shamed by the public eye.
This work honors the beauty of imperfection while normalizing the female identifying experience by celebrating nipples, body rolls, scars, body hair, bodies in transition, as well as internal struggles such as anxiety and depression.
The opening night not only consisted of viewing this beautiful art, but dance! A live DJ played 70’s tunes, as guests enjoyed the music, art, and free drinks.
Check out #girlgaze here: http://www.girlgaze.tv
Amanda de Cadenet is a creative force with a lifelong career in media both behind and in front of the lens, as well as CEO and Founder of Girlgaze, a Los Angeles based digital media company that promotes and highlights the work of emerging female photographers and directors. Lynsey Addario is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time magazine. Sam Taylor-Johnson OBE is an English filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist. Inez van Lamsweerde is a fashion and art photographer, and one half of the photography duo Inez and Vinoodh.