Ashley Armitage

“The Girls Room, which I began in 2015, started as a project to counter the male gaze. With a mix of imagery - reality and surreality as well as documentary photos and posed portraits - this series represents my friends, peers, and community through the viewpoint of a female photographer.

Ultimately, my favorite thing in the world (and the reason I am a photographer) is connection. If even one person walks away from this series and feels like they can relate to it, I know I've done my job."