The age of selfies has made candid photography virtually a thing of the past. Finding an un-staged photo of a teenage girl was like finding a needle in a haystack—until now. Stockholm-based photographer Julia Peirone’s new series “More Than Violet” captures girls at their “in between” moments: in between staged shots and in between girlhood and womanhood. The images betray all those vulnerabilities and insecurities that accompany adolescence, the feelings that come to the surface when teenage girls let their guard down. It is at these moments where their innocence is seen most clearly, and the weight of society’s aesthetic demands can be felt most harshly.

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