Photographer Kate Parker has created a new series titled 'Strong is the New Pretty' that touches upon the need to rethink how we encourage young girls to be. Inspired by her own daughters, whom she has photographed at length for previous projects, Parker was moved by the beauty of them being tough, fearless and athletic.
This series is poignant given the current cultural conversation around how young girls are pressured by societal norms to curb their less "pretty" moments in favor of projecting an image of perfection.
The series is characterized by images of photographer Kate Parker's daughters and their friends playing and experiencing life without inhibition. Parker hopes to highlight the beauty in such unabashed moments and celebrate them.
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