Teenage Wildlife

Morganna Magee presents portraits of teenage girls photographed over a 5-year period.

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Brunswick precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 30 August 2019 to Sunday 29 September 2019

Daisy in her Caravan, 2017 (detail) image

Published by Counihan Gallery on Sunday 04 August 2019.
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In this longform, ongoing series photographic artist Morganna Magee presents portraits of teenage girls photographed over a 5-year period. The images seek to humanize a generation caught between traditional expectations of teenage-hood and the strong push by 21st century society to grow up fast. Boyfriends remain transient in the photos, always playing secondary roles in the girls’ lives as the girls grow in front of the camera.

In a world of social media, easy gratification and uncertainty, this body of work engages with young and vulnerable women whom are rarely given such a spotlight, asking the viewer to challenge traditional held notions around the complexities growing up.

Location

Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick