thedailywhat: Photo Series of the Day: For her ongoing photo series “A Girl and Her Room,” Rania Matar invades the private bedroom interiors of teenage girls from various backgrounds and cultures. “I was fascinated to discover a person on the cusp on becoming an adult, but desperately holding on to the child she just barely left behind,” Matar says in her project statement. “A person on the edge between two worlds, trying to come to terms with this transitional time in her life and adjust to the person she is becoming. Posters of rock stars, political leaders or top models were often displayed above a bed still covered with stuffed animals; mirrors were always an important part of the room, a reflection of the girls’ image to the outside world.” Above: Mona, 15, Shatila Refugee Camp, Beirut Lebanon, 2010. [thehairpin.]

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Photo Series of the Day: For her ongoing photo series “A Girl and Her Room,” Rania Matar invades the private bedroom interiors of teenage girls from various backgrounds and cultures.

“I was fascinated to discover a person on the cusp on becoming an adult, but desperately holding on to the child she just barely left behind,” Matar says in her project statement. “A person on the edge between two worlds, trying to come to terms with this transitional time in her life and adjust to the person she is becoming. Posters of rock stars, political leaders or top models were often displayed above a bed still covered with stuffed animals; mirrors were always an important part of the room, a reflection of the girls’ image to the outside world.”

Above: Mona, 15, Shatila Refugee Camp, Beirut Lebanon, 2010.

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