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'American Photo' on 'Breaking the Girl' Series by SVA Alumnus Julia Cybularz

From American Photo: " In January 2012, Philadelphia based photographer, Julia Cybularz, escorted her ten-year-old niece to her doctor's visit to get fitted for a back brace that was supposed to suppress her scoliosis and prevent back surgery. Cybularz had been photographing her niece, Hannah, for several years prior, but as soon as she made the image of Hannah with her small, petite body elevated on top of a strange, hospital contraption (Brace, 2012), she knew she had embarked on a new photographic series. That series, Breaking the Girl, spanned almost five years and traced Hannah's transformation from girlhood into adolescence—from one body into another..." (For the full story and more photos, click here)

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