Roberta Ruocco

[from the series "In Your Eyes"]

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Sam, 13, 2008

C-print, 20" x 20"

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The portraits from the series "In Your Eyes," are a continuation of my exploration of the role of identity crisis during the pre-pubescent/adolescent period when a girl longs to be more of a woman and less of a girl. I used full hair and makeup to create an identity for each adolescent girl, so as to transform the girls into older versions of themselves. One can see in their expression, the complexities that these young women face in their daily lives. This is apparent even with an acquired identity, because of how profound this period is in their life.

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