I Heart Girl
Cover image, "Gabriel"
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I Heart Girl or i <3 girl is an 80-page photography monograph by American artist Jessica Yatrofsky published in 2015 by powerHouse Books in New York City and designed by Crystal Gywn with an introduction by George Pitt[disambiguation needed].
I Heart Girl was the follow-up to Yatrofsky’s first photography monograph I Heart Boy. The young female subjects of I Heart Girl represent a spectrum of masculine, feminine and androgynous traits. Yatrofsky presents a new vision of contemporary female culture that strays far outside of what would be considered conventional gender identities.
I Heart Girl was featured on Dazed as one of the most exciting new photography books of 2015. Cosmopolitan Magazine mentioned as soulful and simple. HuffPost remarked that Yatrofsky's book of portraits shows the huge breadth of people that identify as feminine, urging the viewer to rethink female beauty. i-D mentioned that I Heart Girl is challenging traditional representations of women in mass media and undermining institutionalized notions of masculinity and femininity. Yatrofsky said in an interview that she focuses on capturing each woman in a natural state, and in line with the way they present themselves to the world.
- "These images represent the diverse beauty of the female body". Dazed. 27 October 2015.
- "A book exploring the dynamic concept of feminine beauty via intimate portraits".
- "Photographer Jessica Yatrofsky Deconstructs the Gender Binary in "I Heart Girl" (Photos: NSFW) - Brooklyn Magazine". Brooklyn Magazine. 13 November 2015.
- "Jessica Yatrofksy's 'I Heart Girl' Photo Series Gives Us A Raw Look At Femininity".
- "The most exciting new photography books".
- "10 Beautiful, Unretouched Photos of Gender-Fluid Women [NSFW]". Cosmopolitan. 19 March 2015.
- Bahadur, Nina (24 March 2015). "'I Heart Girl' Photos Show The Feminine Bodies Mainstream Media Doesn't". Huffington Post.
- "unpicking gender with the raw photography of jessica yatrofsky". I-d. 10 March 2015.
- "8 photos which will make you question what you know about being a woman". The Independent.