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Christina Paige January 29, 2010

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in United States.
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American Girl Place on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

Christina Paige (b.1972, USA) is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism.  She was chosen as one of Photo District News’s 30 Emerging Photographers for 2008, where she was described as finding “grace and bits of humor swirling in the maelstrom of everyday life.”  Before becoming a photographer, she worked as a clinical social worker with Spanish-speaking communities in California and Massachusetts. Christina clients include: Esquire, W Magazine, Vrij Nederland, ESPN The Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Technology Review and The Wall Street Journal.  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

About the Photograph:

“This photograph was taken outside of American Girl Place, a high-end doll shop on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, where I ended up taking many photos for a series about women and beauty. On this day, there were hundreds of girls waiting in line to audition for the Kit Kittredge movie. Most of the pictures I shot that day have a manic quality, but this little girl seemed quite calm, more interested in her pretzel than the commotion around her. I think I only took two frames. I usually work quickly and think little—I only noticed the repeating patterns in the image later on in the editing process—the time when most things become clear for me.”

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