A curated collection of images taken by female photographers that demonstrates the power of the girl gaze.

 

What We Do

For a woman breaking into the photography industry, the obstacles are unquestionably hard. Our mission is to support girls behind the camera.

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Taking back the word girl, we are pushing back against the cultural projections and traditional gender roles imposed upon girls from the outside world, media and culture. Instead, we aim to represent the intelligence, creativity, complexity and diversity of girls’ experience—across nation, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, economic background. It is up to those who identify with being a girl to break the boundaries and determine their own identity, sexuality, and beauty. 

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We are telling stories and creating images by taking the camera (or any medium) into our hands to express our viewpoints, reflect our states of mind, share our interests—whether in politics, fashion, tech, beauty, business—and to show the world how we see it. 

 
 

#Girlgaze is a digital media company, based in Los Angeles, that promotes and highlights the work of female Gen Z photographers and directors. Our mission is to close the gender gap by creating visibility and tangible jobs for girls behind the lens. With over one million Instagram submissions and counting, #Girlgaze is expanding into original video content, IRL events and eCommerce in 2017. Founded in 2016 by Amanda de Cadenet, the creator of the Conversation, #Girlgaze understands Gen Z and collaborates with brand partners such as Gap, TeenVogue, Warby Parker and more.

 

Who We Are

The curators for Girlgaze are all women trailblazers in their own right. Whether in fashion or documentary photography, in front of the camera or behind it, these women are championing the female gaze today.

THE GIRLGAZE curation committee


 

The Girlgaze Grants

We will be providing annual grants to fund emerging female-identifying photographers through The Girlgaze Foundation. A percentage of donations and the proceeds from the girlgaze gallery exhibition, print auction and the girlgaze book will go into the girlgaze grants.

 

OUR BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!


Cover Photo by: Amber Zeekaf

Cover Photo by: Amber Zeekaf

#girlgaze
How Girls See The World

AVAILABLE NOW!

#girlgaze is on a mission to close the gender gap by creating visibility and tangible jobs for girls behind the lens and this timely book, from photographer and media entrepreneur Amanda de Cadenet’s visionary focus, features a beautiful and powerful collection of images capturing how young women perceive the world.

This inspiring must-have for feminists and creative alike showcases the work of a diverse collective of female-identifying photographers mixing candid and formal photos of females living their lives: moments of significance caught in a fraction of a second at home, on the streets, remote countrysides, and in war-torn countries. Spirited, elegant, and inspiring, #girlgaze promotes and highlights the work of Gen Z female photographers from all walks of life and is a stunningly beautiful representation of the female gaze.

About the Authors: Amanda de Cadenet is a creative force with a lifelong career in media both behind and in front of the lens, as well as CEO and Founder of Girlgaze, a Los Angeles based digital media company that promotes and highlights the work of emerging female photographers and directors. Lynsey Addario is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time magazine. Sam Taylor-Johnson OBE is an English filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist. Inez van Lamsweerde is a fashion and art photographer, and one half of the photography duo Inez and Vinoodh.

Available for Purchase

 

It's Messy:
On Boys, Boobs and Badass Women

Out Now!

Amanda de Cadenet has interviewed and photographed many of the most influential figures in popular culture, became the CEO of her own female focused multimedia company, and has evolved as a leading voice for feminism. In It’s Messy, Amanda tells her story in this deeply personal collection of essays that honestly addresses the issues, concerns, and experiences relevant to women today.

Through her interview series, The Conversation, Amanda engages notable women—including Hillary Clinton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Gabourney Sidibe, Eva Longoria, Ivanka Trump, Rita Ora, and Arianna Huffington—in no-holds-barred conversations about what it really means to be a female today. In It’s Messy, Amanda offers readers an extension of that conversation, as well as an inside look at her own journey through her intensely personal and bold, yet universal experience of being a woman.

In this poignant, intimate, and hilarious collection of essays, travel back in time to Amanda’s years before The Conversation for a portrait of childhood fame, teen motherhood, and “getting a job that doesn’t suck, even if you went to Juvie.” With raw honesty and intense passion, Amanda shares her life in times of both good and bad, synthesizing lessons she’s learned along the way. In “How to parent in the time of Trump,” Amanda shares her experience of reacting to our current political reality as a mother and “Porn Culture and its affect on my Vagina” examines the impact that porn is having on practically all of us.

Available for Purchase

Partnerships

 

Functioning as a creative agency, Girlgaze collaborates with likeminded brands to create opportunities and jobs for our community of female-identifying creatives.

 
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#NewView

Just 11 percent of all directors on the 500 top-grossing domestic films are women. Because we are committed to supporting female filmmakers—not just by talking about the gender gap, but by actually helping close it in a meaningful way—Glamour and Girlgaze have joined forces to launch a film competition to provide young female filmmakers with the thing they most want: the chance to work.

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Warby Parker

Our founder, Amanda teamed up with Warby Parker to create a new gender-neutral frame that comes in Peony and Jet Black. The collaboration sold out once already and has been brought back for a limited time! 

To toast the collaboration, Warby has made a donation to the Girlgaze Foundation, as well as hired 30 #girlgaze photographers to shoot the social campaign for both the release and re-release. 

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Shinola

Girlgaze teamed up with Detroit based brand Shinola to create a campaign for their Fall '17 line highlighting five Girls With Purpose who are using art and creativity to promote social change in their communities.

Girlgaze MGMT photographer Heather Hazzan shot all the photos and director Stephanie Szerlip created a mini documentary series around each of the girls. 

Girlgaze is hiring!

To apply to any of the jobs below, you must be a resident in Los Angeles, CA and provide a resume and cover letter to: jobs@girlgaze.tv with the title of the position included in the subject line. Please also include your social media handles in your email. 

Jobs in Los Angeles, CA


Account Manager

Girlgaze is looking for an exceptional Account Manager to collaborate in pre-sale planning and lead post-sale execution for brand partners. This is an opportunity to work with some of the world’s biggest brands on innovative productions and campaigns with global reach. The ideal candidate for this position will be extremely detail-oriented, organized and a skilled multi-tasker with strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience in digital account management or client-facing project management required, as well as a strong passion for the mission of #Girlgaze.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for pre-sale planning and post-sale management for all brand partnerships.
  • Brainstorm with sales, business development, marketing and editorial teams to develop innovative campaigns in line with the #Girlgaze mission and brand partner objectives.
  • Work with the production team to build out budgets, and the sales and operations teams to build out media plans when necessary. 
  • Serve as primary liaison between #Girlgaze and our brand partners, on all campaign execution details large and small. 
  • Lead all coordination with clients/partners and all internal teams to successfully launch all components of partnerships.Responsible for all post-sale processes, including kick-off calls, internal execution meetings, client meetings and updates, asset delivery and approvals, etc.
  • Work closely with internal teams optimize all brand partnerships / campaigns.
  • Responsible for all campaign reporting and case studies. 
  • Maintain central repository for sales proposals, case studies and research.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience a account manager, client-facing project manager or similar digital role
  • Must be extremely detail oriented, with a demonstrated ability to juggle internal and external project stakeholders
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work assignments, meet deadlines and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Experience in building digital media plans  
  • Fluent in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and/or Keynote

VP, Original and Branded Video

Girlgaze is looking for a seasoned VP of Original and Branded Video to oversee the ideation and execution of both original and branded video. This individual will supervise all aspects of physical production, and will be adept at leveraging both internal production resources as well as 3rd party production companies. The ideal candidate is passionate about the Girlgaze brand an what it stands for - and eager to create great video content to amplify the Girlgaze mission. Candidates must be collaborative, pro-active, detail-oriented, and comfortable with managing teams and budgets.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with Girlgaze’s CEO and editorial team to create, package, and produce our slate of original video programming.  Bring strong and on-brand creative leadership and strong tactical recommendations to all production-related conversations.
  • Assist the CEO and operations team in negotiating and securing production and distribution deals for Girlgaze video IP. Guide the deal-making process with a strong working knowledge of distribution, windowing strategy, rights, etc. Ability to negotiate with talent, production companies, and agencies is a must.
  • Oversee all production-related tasks for both original and branded content. Lead a team of production professionals, both internal and 3rd party production partners.
  • Maintain a high level of quality control across all productions to ensure consistency with the Girlgaze brand.
  • Structure and lead hiring for the company’s video team. Establish departmental best practices, and operationalize the development process.
  • Be ultimately responsible for the successful delivery of all video initiatives. Be on top of status across productions, and troubleshoot and resolve any and all production related issues and delays.
  • Oversee all production-related finance and budgeting, both estimating production costs and reconciling to actuals. Assist with pricing of branded content.
  • Work cross-functionally to resolve talent, licensing, and legal issues as they arise, and across Girlgaze partners and vendors to ensure successful completion of productions.

 
REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 8-10 years of prior hands-on studio or production experience within a digital media environment
  • Prior experience managing teams within a production environment. Prior experience producing branded content is a must.
  • Demonstrated experience budgeting productions and pricing branded content.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of production, digital video editing, and related technologies required
  • Strong inspirational leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
  • An innate commitment to high production standards and perfection in the details of each production
  • A self-starter who is passionate about Girlgaze and the company’s mission, and committed to high-quality content to further that mission.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to interact with C-level executives and represent Girlgaze in high-level meetings with brands
  • Proven skills in creativity, problem-solving, follow-through, attention to detail, and priority setting

This position is located in our office in Silverlake, Los Angeles.


Audience Development
Manager

Girlgaze is looking for an experienced, analytical, results-oriented Audience Development Manager to join our team in Los Angeles. This individual will be responsible for creating and executing the company's social media and content strategy to drive audience growth and engagement. This is a great opportunity to work on innovative social campaigns for a highly engaged Gen Z audience. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Express the distinctive, powerful voice of #Girlgaze across all social media platforms
  • Closely monitor and manage all social channels, including evenings and weekends – both in real-time and with scheduled posting. Develop the strategy and cadence for Girlgaze’s social accounts.
  • With the editorial team, create engaging, meaningful, on-brand content for all social media platforms; conceptualize and execute social programs to drive growth and encourage engagement with the various platforms
  • Own and develop a social content calendar to sustain community growth, and high fan engagement
  • Track and monitor the effectiveness of online initiatives; generate analytics reports and tweak social strategy and content based on results. Set and deliver on tangible KPI's from social (ie. audience growth, engagement)
  • Stay on top of key industry trends, competitive insights and emerging social media platforms; make sure Girlgaze is at the forefront of best practices in social, on both existing and new platforms. Assess opportunities with emerging social platforms.
  • Identify, cultivate and manage high-level relationships with syndication partners
  • Develop innovative, social-driven sales campaigns
  • Develop best practices based on results, industry trends, and competitive audits, and socialize these findings with the executive and content teams

REQUIRMENTS:

  • 5-7 years of experience in social media, writing/editing, online publishing, or related field, with demonstrated experience in testing and optimization.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and immersion in the social space i.e. Website, Instagram, Facebook, Snap, Twitter 
  • Proven track record of executing social media strategies to drive growth
  • Strong analytical skills with great attention to detail
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms
  • Ability to stay ahead of trends and adapt to new and changing social media platforms
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
  • Knowledge of and passion for #Girlgaze and everything we stand for

This position is located in our office in Silverlake, Los Angeles.


Digital Editorial Director

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A commitment of 25 hours per week, with opportunity to become full-time.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to always follow through on projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, confident and reliable.
  • Passionate about Girlgaze, female empowerment and giving a voice to girls. 
  • Must show initiative, creativity, and ability to work independently as well as collectively within a team.
  • Ability to multitask, strong sense of urgency, and commitment to excellence.
  • Ability to relate positively to people from diverse backgrounds and professional levels.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to privileged matters.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Coordinates and organizes editorial contributors, freelancers and interns (photographers, writers, creatives...).
  • Creates and/or produces original and adaptive material for various social media channels and participates in all details related to content and copy creation.
  • Edits and organizes all content in the office.
  • Collaborates with Girlgaze team members and contributors to ensure brand and strategy is represented.
  • Ensures deadlines are met and communicates with a broad range of contributors to properly complete and deliver content produced.
  • Create content plans, edit material and update project management tools as stages of projects proceed.
  • Develops new skills, levels of technical agility and learns new software to expand possibilities of social media engagement and content creation.
  • Keeps current with trends and topics in the community.
  • Lead content/strategy meetings with the Girlgaze Team.
  • Maintaining an organized system for approvals before posting or sharing content.

Social Media Director

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A commitment of 25 hours per week is preferred, with opportunity to become full-time.
  • High level of proficiency working with popular social media platforms and apps like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
  • Experience reading analytics and insights with data from Iconosquare, Union Metrics, etc. 
  • A creative mind with the ability to come up with interesting and inspiring campaign ideas and new ways of social engagement.
  • Exceptional writing and organizational skills.
  • Ability to relate positively to people from diverse backgrounds and professional levels.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to privileged matters.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create, maintain, and execute a social media editorial calendar and posting schedule.
  • Write engaging copy for social posts.
  • Curate creative content to post on social media.
  • Moderate conversations online with fans, influencers, and other brands.
  • Measure and analyze the effectiveness and engagement of posts across social media platforms.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports on analytics and insights.
  • Develops quarterly reports projecting strategy for clients.
  • Collaborate with the Girlgaze Team and designer to create new editorial content and assets. 
  • Maintaining an organized system for approvals before posting or sharing content. 

Submit Your Work

Upload your photo to Instagram using #girlgaze! 

 

To contact us

Send us an email at team@girlgaze.tv