Featuring works by Chicago photographer Melissa Ann Pinney, The Girls of Summer evokes the sights and sounds of that season of leisure—our return to the out-of-doors after the confines of winter and school. As she has since the late 1980s, Pinney focuses on “feminine identity . . . exploring the persistence of the child in the woman and the early cultivation of the woman in the child.” She draws our attention to the joys of tree climbing and the exuberance of a soccer match, and to quieter moments of friendship or contemplation.
Curated by Jo-Ann Conklin
Image: Melissa Ann Pinney, Lake Michigan, August, 2009/2011