Jona Frank

I just discovered this artist.  I was reviewing video examples to show my Digital II students at Columbia.  Jona Frank's videos are interesting, but I was really fascinated by her still photography.  She seems to have a fascination with youth.  I love her series, High School.  I was struck by how obvious it became that each young person's identity was being "tried on" as if it was a costume.  How high school age kids are experimenting with who they think they are or who they want to be, or perhaps how they want others perceive them. 

I also really enjoyed her series Boys, Time-Lapse, Right, and Panoramas. You can view her work here: