Thursday, August 06, 2009

Lillian Birnbaum: Transition

Barbie in Plastic (2002, C-Print, Edition of 7). From the exhibiton Lillian Birnbaum: Transition at Andrea Meislin Gallery. "...In creating the Transition body of work, Lillian Birnbaum spent a period of several years observing a group of young girls. She was able to photograph seven friends and their delicate, at times demanding, often joyful metamorphosis from childhood into early womanhood without ever imposing herself or her camera. In doing so, Birnbaum succeeded in erasing the notion of being "in front of" or "behind" the camera, working in a prolonged moment of self-abandonment and with the blind eye of the artist."


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