three girls taking selfies in the Bronx from the NYT series This is 18.

This is 18: This Is What Girlhood Looks Like

three girls taking selfies in the Bronx from the NYT series This is 18.

This is 18: This Is What Girlhood Looks Like

Featuring: Jessica Bennett, Julie Lozano, Maryclare Chinedo, Samantha Barry, Anya Strzemien

Presented by

The New York Times







Photoville Talks at St. Ann’s Warehouse are produced by United Photo Industries and supported in part by PhotoWings and the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

Friday, September 13 | 6:00PM – 7PM
Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse


What does it mean to be an 18-year-old girl across oceans and cultures? The New York Times wanted to find out–so they commissioned young women photographers in nearly two dozen countries to document girls in their communities at a critical moment between adolescence and adulthood.

The result is #ThisIs18, a stunning celebration of girlhood across six continents. Featuring: Jessica Bennett, Gender Editor, The New York Times, Maryclare Chinedo, #ThisIs18 Subject and Student at Brown University, Julie Lozano, #ThisIs18 Photographer and Student at New York University and Anya Strzemien, Styles Deputy Editor, The New York Times. Moderated by Samantha Barry, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour.

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Jessica BennettJessica Bennett is an award-winning journalist who writes on women and culture. She is the author of Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace.




Julie Lozano is a Mexican-American photographer from the Bronx who is currently studying film at New York University. She likes to skate with her friends in her free time.





Maryclare Chinedo is from the Bronx and just started her second-year at Brown University. She is studying biochemistry.







Samantha Barry is the editor-in-chief of Glamour, where she oversees content development and consumer experiences across the brand’s digital, social, and video platforms.







Anya Strzemien is a deputy editor of the The New York Times Styles section. Her first job in media was a zine she created in her bedroom at age 15 called Love.


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