The Teenage Gaze by Petra Collins Explores Life Through Youthful Eyes

 - Nov 12, 2013
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Adolescents often feel misrepresented, misunderstood and overall mis-everything, but The Teenage Gaze photo series hopes to shed some light by showing life through the eyes of young girls. Quiet and candid, there is a sense of waiting that is often associated with this age group. It's Nice That lists: 'Waiting for a lift, waiting for your friends to get ready, waiting to be legally allowed to buy alcohol, waiting for someone to have a crush on you.'

Shot by Petra Collins, who shot the similarly named 'The Female Gaze' series, The Teenage Gaze is quite powerful. It hints at both the good and bad parts of a person's glory day in as real a way as possible. From smoking to gossiping and roaming the halls of school, the scenes are arresting.