Photographer Rania Matar began A Girl and her Room in 2009. She has since traveled the world over to photograph teenagers and young women (12-23) in the unique worlds of their bedrooms. Matar’s thoughts on the project:

I originally let the girls choose the place of their choice and was slowly welcomed into their bedrooms, an area that is theirs, that they can fully control, decorate, trash and be themselves in – within an outside world that is often intimidating...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. 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. Posters of rock stars, political leaders or top models were often displayed above a bed still covered with stuffed animals; mirrors were always an important part of the room, a reflection of the girls' image to the outside world.
Being with those young women in the privacy of their world gave me a unique peek into their private lives and their real selves.

See the entire project here: http://www.raniamatar.com/portfolio/recent/girl-room.php#girl-room/1-01.jpg

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