The Public Profile of An American Girl

Photographer Jenna Garrett turns the ubiquitous selfie into a visual discourse at Aperture Summer Open

As of September 2013, Facebook reported that 350 million new photos were uploaded each day—and Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities dictates that under the public setting anyone can access and use that information. Raising questions about privacy, internet behavior, self-exploitation and more, photographer Jenna Garrett sifts through the intangible number of publicly available images on Facebook for her series “The Public Profile of An …

Filmme Fatales

An Australian editor launches a smart zine focused on women and film

After moving back home to Australia last year and starting a career in social media marketing, Brodie Lancaster missed the writing and editing of her old job, as the managing editor of Portable.tv in New York. Armed with an address book of talented writers and filmmakers, Lancaster decided to take on a new project that would focus on her interest in women in film, so …

Polymorph

Feminist Katya Usvitsky explores "the malleability of the female body" through pervasive pantyhose

by Janine Stankus Pantyhose, nylons, stockings—whatever you call them, if you’re a woman you’ve worn them, and you may well scorn them. Artist Katya Usvitsky casts a long look on this classic undergarment for her upcoming exhibition, “Polymorph,” a tactile exploration of the female body. “Polymorph” began with the suggestive piece, “Daughter,” comprising a recessed bunch of stockinged bulbs, and has evolved to include a …