News__ A Girl And Her Room

April 13, 2011 | By

Rania Matar photographs teenagers in their bedrooms

As the mother of a teenage daughter, award-winning photographer Rania Matar knows how sacred a teenagers room is to her. Being a teenager once herself, and watching her daughter go through the same pubescent chaos, Matar decided to develop a photography project about the connections between a teenage girl and her bedroom. "I was fascinated to discover a person on the cusp on becoming an adult, but desperately holding on to the child she just barely left behind," Matar noted in her artist statement. A person on the edge between two worlds, trying to come to terms with this transitional time in her life and adjust to the person she is becoming."

This project is a beautiful collection that we can all relate to. The clutter, the make up, the weird books, wall writings and cut-up magazines--we've all been there. When you are a teenage your house is not your home, but your bedroom is the one space in the house that is just for you and therefore it becomes an extension of your identity.

Take a look at some of our favorite shots from Rania Matar's series after the jump.

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