Eva O'Leary "Spitting Image" in THE NEW YORKER Photo Booth

What Teen-Age Girls See When They Look in the Mirror

In her series “Spitting Image,” Eva O’Leary photographs teen-age girls examining their own reflections. The mirror they use is a two-way; O’Leary positioned her camera behind it, so that we see the girls caught in the act of looking. The photos are alarmingly intimate, unguarded, and open. Think of them as the anti-selfie, that punishingly idealized form.

Alexandra Schwartz for THE NEW YORKER


Karen Flatow