SVA Alumnus Lacy Wood's Photos of NYC Teen Girls in Their Bedrooms
May 18, 2017
From i-D: “Teenage bedrooms are mystical places. With the door slammed shut (a ‘Do Not Enter’ sign tacked to the front), bedrooms can be safe spaces. They are one of the few sanctuaries girls have to escape expectations and prejudice and just, well, exist.
Which is why photographer Lacy Wood, a recent graduate from the School of Visual Arts, devoted months to capturing the bedrooms of girls across New York City. ‘Each girl that I photographed has a story to tell that needs to be heard,’ Wood tells i-D. ‘I feel so privileged every day to be surrounded by strong women, which is what motivates me to keep going every single day.’
Wood captures her female subjects on their own terms. Many of the girls lay relaxed on their beds, staring straight at the camera. In Nana's room, the abundance of the color pink matches the bubbly smile on her face. On the corner of her desk sits a protest sign that reads, ‘Liberate the Black Woman,’ the serious fight for social justice contrasting the lightheartedness of her room.
Wood talked to i-D about what it was like to enter girls' refuges—being privy to unguarded moments, like an explosive argument between a subject's boyfriend and her friend—and how President Trump's attacks on women's rights are motivating her to keep creating…” (For the Q&A and more photos, click here)