03/09/2013 09:38 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Charlie White's 'Teen And Transgender Comparative Study' Pairs Girls And Trans Women

Stunning photos from a 2008 project by artist Charlie White pair teen girls with their transgender adult female doppelgängers.

Titled the "Teen and Transgender Comparative Study," White's project is a "a correlation of two stages of transformation, pairing teen girls with like adult male-to-female" transgender women.

"I was working on a larger, ongoing project titled 'Girl Studies' at the time," White, who is based on Los Angeles, told HuffPost Gay Voices in an email. "Within that broader idea, the intersection between girls transforming through the biological patterns, and transgender through chemical and surgical processes became very important to me."

He then added, "When I found the parallels in a side-by-side study of a teen girl and M-to-F transgender, both of the portraits operated as I had hoped, they became evident of something in the subjects that was not apparent in the single studies."

White's other works include photography, film, animation and, most recently, a collaborative experimental pop music project, along with a new book. His works have been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Oslo Kunstforening, Norway, and the 2011 Singapore Biennale, while his films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival and Director's Fortnight at Cannes.

For more on White's work, you can read a recent interview here, experience his teen girl pop songs here or view his latest publication here.

Charlie White's "Teen And Transgender Comparative Study"


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