2014 Emerging Photography Contender: Jennifer Loeber (NSFW)

Brooklyn-based photographer Jennifer Loeber navigates the cultural meanings of womanhood by intimately photographing Lorelei, a girlhood summer camp friend who has since come out as a transgender woman. 

Says Loeber in her Artist Statement, “Our mutual experience [in summer camp] allowed for an immediate intimacy between us, despite the passing of 20 years and a new need to renegotiate our relationship as adults of the same sex […] this series is both a commentary and an inquiry to what we assign as ‘feminine’ and the socially defined behaviors and roles of women (both biological and gender identified). These images chronicle the process of metamorphosis, the inherent duality in all natural elements, and the expectations, influences and aesthetics that color our ideas of femininity.”

Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of one photographer who has applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award.

All images © Jennifer Loeber