Rania Matar: A Girl And Her Room

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Lebanese photographer Rania Matar photographs young women from around the world in their most private space - their bedroom, giving us viewers “an edgy and titillating peek into the lives of teenage girls”, as Artshound.com puts it.

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Rania Matar derived inspiration for this project from her own teenage daughter and watching her grow from girlhood into adulthood. “As I observed her and her girlfriends, I became fascinated with the transformation taking place, with the adult personality shaping up, with an insecurity and a self-consciousness that are now replacing the carefree world the girls had lived in so far”, she writes.

Notice how most girls have posters of rock stars, political leaders or top models above a bed still covered with stuffed animals. Mirrors were always an important part of the room, a reflection of the girls' image to the outside world. (Also see: Where Children Sleep)

Rania Matar has photographed over 125 girls so far and she is not yet done.

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Siena 17, Brookline MA

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Emma 18, Brookline MA

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Zoe 17, Newton MA

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Ariel 17, Winchester MA

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Mara 15, Boston MA

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Devin 18, Winchester MA

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Madison Chloe 16, Cornwall NY

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Chapin 13, Dedham MA

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Elham 18, Shatila Refugee Camp Beirut

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Mariam 15, Bourj El Shamali Refugee Camp, Tyre Lebanon

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Raissa 15, Medford MA

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Ai 22, Boston MA

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Shannon 21, Boston

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Alia 19, Beirut Lebanon

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Hailey 13, Exeter NH

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Becca 19, Brookline MA

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Danielle 19, Boston

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Emma 17, Brookline MA

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Lizzie 17, Cornwall NY

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Brittany 19, Boston

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Rocia 17, Dorcester MA

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Lilly 15, Brookline MA

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Sarah 17, Shatila Refugee Camp Beirut

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Bisan 16, Bethlehem West Bank

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4 comments:

  1. dont get the naked women posters in a girls room, but then I'm not "with the times"

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  2. I had a poster of Einstein on my wall as a teenager in my boarding school! And nothing at home as the stucco on both indoor and outdoor walls of most French Riviera "villas" doesn't make it possible...

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  3. I should probably add (I'm the 1 who had the Einstein poster and have science degrees now), that I was modeling as a teenager (since age 4) and therefore had no need to envy models, which is why most girls put them on their walls...

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  4. Heheh... titillating.

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