112 pages; 50 Photographs
7 x 9 inches
Foreword by Elinor Carucci
Girlhood: Lost and Found explores the experience females face growing up and growing old in a world full of preconceived notions of what it means to be a woman. Lost objects coupled with intimate portraits of the artist and her daughter mirror one another, examining the desires women abandon to conform to unrealistic ideals in our culture, often losing sight of their identities as they maneuver society’s stereotypes. The discarded items offer the opportunity to reflect on what unreasonable expectations both the artist and the female collective can also leave behind, providing a chance to rediscover who they were before they learned how they were seen by the world.
The book's forward is written by Elinor Carucci, a multi-award winning fine art photographer with work featured in many solo and group exhibitions and museums worldwide, as well as an impressive number of publications internationally.
A group essay included in this publication shares thoughts from a variety of women ranging in age from 13-81 years old, including artist and filmmaker Laurie Simmons, renowned actor and musician Jill Hennesy, 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and educator Rania Matar, founder of wellness platform MWH Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, the artist’s daughter and son, Luna and Sergio Riva, and many more.
Jamie Schofield Riva is a documentary and fine art photographer based out of New York City.
Elinor Carucci is a Fine Art Photographer with work included in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide as well as publications internationally. Her work is in the collections of MoMA, The Jewish Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and many others. She was awarded the ICP Infinity Award, The Guggenheim Fellowship and NYFA in 2010, and published four monographs todate. Carucci teaches at the graduate programs of photography at School of Visual Arts and is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery.