Lisette Model first got her start in photography after meeting her future husband, Evsa Model, a painter. She emigrated from Vienna to Paris and began lessons with a tutor. On a visit to Nice with her sister, she became intrigued by the Promenade des Anglais and there she created her first series of portraits which have become her most acclaimed work. These portraits of the local affluence are characterized by closely cropped photos displaying "vanity, insecurity, and loneliness." Model was invited to teach at the New School in Manhattan, where she taught alongside her friend Berenice Abbott. A famous pupil of hers includes Diana Arbus.
The Girl Project explores the lives of American teenage girls by putting them behind the camera to document themselves. Using disposable cameras, girls 13-18 photograph their lives as only they know and understand it.
GET YOUR PICS ON THIS BLOG!
There are two ways to share your photos. First, you have to become a participant in The Girl Project. E-mail me and I’ll send you a disposable camera. Once you return it to me, all the photos on the camera will be considered for a blog posting (and The Girl Project website and future book). Second, (only after returning your TGP camera) you can submit new work that you would like to share. E-mail me a low resolution version of your photo (72dpi, 5x7in) and it will be considered for the blog. If it is selected I’ll post it and write about it… and ask you to write about too.
Already returned your TGP camera? Then you’re all set. E-mail a low res file today!