Featuring: Ebunoluwa Osaro Akinbo, Eremaya Albrecht, Leen Awartani, Georgia Canning, Amarachi Chukwuma, Anna Dermicheva, Shraddha Gupta, Tahia Farhin Haque, Arleigh Haskal, Constanze Josting, Da Hyeon Kim, Julie Lozano, Yasmine Malone, Jesse Mireles, Atefe Moeini, Sarah Sunday Moses, Noga Sieradzki, TiKa Wallace, Luxi Yang
Presented byThe New York Times
Curated byAnya Strzemien, Jessica Bennett, Sandra Stevenson and Sharon Attia
Exhibition Design byDebbie Ullman
This exhibition was featured at the Annenberg Space for Photography presents Photoville LA in April 2019
Eighteen is an age. It is also a rite of passage.
In the United States, 18 means the right to vote. In Israel, it might mean mandatory draft into the military. Eighteen in Australia means permission to drink at a pub. Around the world, one in five women will be married by age 18. Millions will enter university.
#ThisIs18 aims to capture what life is like for 18-year-old girls across oceans and cultures. This is a celebration of girlhood around the world—through girls’ eyes.
Thumbnail photo credit: Atefe Moeini for The New York Times