Photographers in Focus: Petra Collins – NOWNESS

Toronto-born photographer and curator Petra Collins is synonymous with pastel-hued coming-of-age portraits that give voice to the experience of female adolescence. In this new film, the influential image-maker reflects on a decade of prolific work, recently brought together for a new book from Rizzoli, Coming of Age, which traces her development as a photographer after first picking up a camera at 15. Responding to a time when female bodies are ubiquitously mediated by social media, the now New York-based photographer has created a visual grammar that is both personal and universal, building a space that celebrates and validates a female perspective.

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