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A weekend at Edie's, 2016

by Kristyn Jones

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Finalist

A weekend at Edie's, 2016

How is a girl supposed to be? In those delicate years traversing the chasm between ‘big girl’ and ‘young woman’, a girl must struggle to find herself. Whether she looks to television, glossy magazines, music videos or social media, the world is awash with mixed messages: she is told ‘Be this way!’, and just as soon as she bends herself to fit a particular mould, she’s told, ‘No, be this way!’ Mighty, then, is the girl who forges her own path – who considers everything available to her and has the courage to be, simply, herself.