Girl??? I'm a woman now! : a six year photographic documentary focusing on twelve teenage girls and their transition into adulthood

Gottgens, C 2008, Girl??? I'm a woman now! : a six year photographic documentary focusing on twelve teenage girls and their transition into adulthood, Masters by Research, Creative Media, RMIT University.


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Title Girl??? I'm a woman now! : a six year photographic documentary focusing on twelve teenage girls and their transition into adulthood
Author(s) Gottgens, C
Year 2008
Abstract This photographic documentary seeks to record the transition from teenager into adulthood of twelve girls living in Melbourne, Australia between 2002 and 2008. Throughout the process of the project the artist has sought to challenge the assumption that reaching adulthood can be defined by achieving certain milestones in society, and that the transition period is as much about personal self-realisation on the part of the individual, as it is about measurements set by society. The photographic work is accompanied by text in the form of quotes taken from audio interviews conducted throughout the documentation process. This paper compares the ideas set by society about the process of becoming an adult and the real life events that triggered this transition period in this particular group of girls.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Creative Media
Keyword(s) Photographic documentary
teenage transition
young adulthood
self-realisation
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