Lauren Withrow, 17. Courtesy of the artist.
G/IRL showcases the work of women using digital culture to explore and establish a life in photography. As digital imaging fundamentally altered the photographic process, digital publishing and social media has changed the course of photographic careers. Tools like tumblr, flickr, and other social platforms have enabled artists of all ages and means to publish work outside of the constraints and conventions of fine art and commercial photography, while the nature of social media (a world in which we promote only what we love) provides a new critical landscape.
The show includes work of “prodigies” Olivia Bee (16) and Lauren Withrow (17) as well as established artists such as Lauren Ward (Nylon, Black Book) and Kava Gorna (I-D, Assouline).
Artists: Lissy Lariccia, Rebekka Gudleifs, Lauren Withrow Olivia Bolles (Olivia Bee), Emily Wilson, Lauren Ward, Kava Gorna, Pauline de Beaudemont, Sarah Palmer, Margaret Durow, Rachel Hulin, Kate Steciw
Curated by: Ann Colville Somma; Meagan Ziegler-Haynes; Willamain Somma
Sponsored by: Art + Culture Editions and Icon Realty