“Girl Talk” by Photographer Reese Herrington

Reese Herrington is a photographer based in Queens, New York. Currently pursuing a BFA in Photography and Video from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, she is still falling in love with picture-making. “It has become central to my universe,” she explains. “The reason I get up.”

“Girl Talk” explores Herrington’s personal relationship to womanhood, and the collective experience of women discovering themselves in a world dominated by an over-sexualized male gaze. She investigates many iterations of femininity through the process of photographing friends, strangers online, and herself. “The people I capture are the females I want to be,” she explains. “I want to be my friend smoking, I want to be a pregnant mom, I want to be my roommate who is so comfortable being naked; I want to be vulnerable, powerful and beautiful like the women around me are. By capturing my friends, I am exploring my own role as a female. . . Through communication we as a collective gain a better understanding of who we want to be as young women instead of attempting to fit an idealistic and unrealistic version of a woman perpetuated by the media.”

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