Books: A Girl and Her Room by Rania Matar

Rania Matar’s portrait of Ellice, Jamaica Plain, MA, 2010.© Rania Matar
Matar's portrait of Shannon.© Rania Matar
Matar's portrait of Rocio.© Rania Matar
Matar's portrait of Rim.© Rania Matar
Matar's portrait of Lubna.© Rania Matar
Matar's portrait of Karla.© Rania Matar
Matar's portrait of Emma P.© Rania Matar
Matar's portrait of Danielle G.© Rania Matar
Matar's portrait of Christilla.© Rania Matar
Matar's portrait of Anna Feiss.© Rania Matar
_A Girl and Her Room_

A Girl and Her Room

© Rania Matar

In these photos, teenage girls share their personal spaces in atmospheric portraits with accompanying quotes. With images taken around the world, from Palestinian refugee camps to privileged homes in American cities, the result is a graphic depiction of the ways these young women’s lives differ as well as the struggles they share—the angst, confusion and self-determination that so often coexist at the cusp of adulthood.