GYRLE is a photo series that combines documentary photography of a woman named Lorelai's transition over the course of five years with archival photography from artist Jennifer Loeber's own adolescence. It recently won an LGBTQ activism prize from the Theo Westenberger Foundation. The series is currently on display in a group exhibit at the Foley Gallery, through January 7.
"In my mind, my own self-image, is the picture of Jennifer and some of the other girls I knew and admired back then. Girls I desperately wanted to be like. Wishing every day that I could be one of those awkward teenage girls instead of the awkward teenage boy I was pretending to be.”
From the artist:
"Years after I met her as a teenage boy named "Mac", I began the process of getting to know a woman named Lorelei. GYRLE is an anecdotal observation into female gender expression. Images from my personal archive paired with those of Lorelei’s new life pose questions about the archetype of womanhood."
Photography: Jennifer Loeber