Girl on Girl (Hardcover)

Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze

By Charlotte Jansen

Laurence King Publishing, 9781780679556, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/5/2019)

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A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies.

This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art.

Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either themselves or other women. Each is accompanied by a short profile based on personal interviews with the author, giving a fascinating insight into this exciting shift in female creativity.

About the Author

Charlotte Jansen is the website editor of ArtSlant, and an editor-at-large for Elephant magazine.

Praise For Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze

"A startling and stunning book that offers a rich, varied alternative to the idea of the selfie as the contemporary feminist art form."-ELLE

"Women like those in Jansen's book are challenging female representation in visual culture, and perhaps with their ideas in mind, we can begin to challenge the current standards of female visual representation ourselves"-Creator's Project at VICE

"What Jansen's book smartly makes clear is that there is no singular female gaze."-ArtSlant

"Striking in its breadth."-The Huffington Post

"Jansen has curated a compelling group of photographers, asked difficult questions, and produced a beautifully illustrated book . . . [Girl on Girl] manages to be of interest to photographers and historians of photography while staying accessible to readers who are interested in learning about contemporary photography. It's definitely worth a read."-Jezebel

"As Girl on Girl makes clear, the female gaze offers a powerful lens through which to view, and better understand, the world."-Artsy