22 year-old Canadian photographer Petra Collins has been on our radar for a while now, as she busily leads the way for modern girl power through her creative and thought-provoking work. Touching feminism and sexuality, Petra’s photos have earned her a reputation for encouraging positivity in the girl world and portraying female issues in a refreshingly honest light.
Her newest project, Babe, brings together the work of over 30 friends and creatives in a sugar-pink coated book exploring contemporary female identity. The collection includes contributions from Petra’s roommate and creator of Rookie Magazine, Tavi Gevinson, as well as other artists and fellow babes including Harley Weir and Arvida Bystrom.
Part visual scrapbook, part teenage yearbook, Babe is a culmination of 21st century ideas on feminism, questioning the role of the internet, social media and nostalgia amongst girl gangs across the globe.
Beautifully curated and featuring an exciting array of young female artists, the book is a must for anyone with an interest in what being a girl means today. It’s also the perfect pink accompaniment to any bedroom bookshelf! If you’re in the neighbourhood, pick up a copy at Artwords Bookshop on Broadway Market or order online now.