(BEIRUT, LEBANON) — Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar released a new series called A Girl and Her Room, where she documents the personal bedrooms of Middle Eastern and American girls and compares adolescent cultures in different countries.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Matar discussed her inspiration for the series as a place that she feels serves as an “extension of the girl.”
“They are so vulnerable at that age. They are trying to fit in … figure out who they are and how they want to present themselves to the world,” said Matar.
Matar says she noticed that the girls made their bedroom reflect their personality, in both cultures.
“Some of them were in very cosmopolitan part of Beirut, some were in refugee camps, and some were in Boston or on the East Coast where I live. But I felt that at the core those girls were going through the same transitional experience,” she told Buzzfeed.
A few snapshots into the series:
For more information about Matar’s book, A Girl and Her Room, click here.