Amanda de Cadenet Talks Vision for #GirlGaze Book: 'Most people aren’t skinny white girls'

by Flaunt Intern

"Marcha" by Flora Negri, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

"Marcha" by Flora Negri, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


You may have heard of the male gaze in feminist philosophy and from film theorists like Laura Mulvey, but have you heard of the girl gaze?

Girlgaze is an LA based digital media company that aims to promote creative females--specifically photographers and directors. The book, #girlgaze: How Girls See The World, with visionary focus by Girlgaze founder Amanda de Cadenet, features images by female-identifying photographers in attempt to capture how women see the world. 

Images were user submitted through the title hashtag (#girlgaze) and then selected by Cadenet and her team. With over 2.8 million submissions it became a highly selective and carefully curated process. 

"Francisco" by Camila Svenson, 26.

"Francisco" by Camila Svenson, 26.


We had a chance to ask Cadenet about her vision for the upcoming book and she told us this:

"It is so important to see other perspectives not just the 'socially acceptable' norm. Most people aren’t skinny white girls. So why is that what we mostly see in mainstream media (that is, until not that long ago)? Let's instead represent a more realistic global view point and include as many body types, skin tones, nationalities and points of view as possible!"

"I Hate Sex" by Kira Sneed, 21, Baltimore, MD.

"I Hate Sex" by Kira Sneed, 21, Baltimore, MD.


She continued to tell us that her goal for #girlgaze: How Girls See The World "is to show an honest and realistic viewpoint of what it means to be female-identifying in 2017." 

The book is out now. You can also view images images at the #girlgaze Uncensored Exhibit located at Subliminal Projects gallery in Los Angeles from now until October 28th. 


Written by Devin Hendricks