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'The Conventional and the Eccentric' Bedrooms, in Portraits

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In part a response to "a world that is increasingly shaped by global standardization and IKEA aesthetics," Italian photographers Gabriele Galimberti and Edoardo Dilelle have traveled the globe capturing the personal bedrooms of women around the world. In Mirrors and Windows, readers are granted a peek inside these built forms of self-expression, "the rooms of the conventional and the eccentric, the rich and the poor, the mother and the single, the pious and the unbelieving, the sports-obsessed and the shopping-addicted, the tomboy and the girly-girl, [and] the tidy and the shambolic."

Some of the rooms are sparsely decorated, while others plastered in photos and piled high with belongings; some are girly and some are decidedly not. The running thread between all of the portraits, though, is a startling sense of intimacy upon viewing the private spaces—or, as the photographers say: "These bedrooms are the mirrors of the history, personality, culture, obsessions and social status of the girls that occupy them, but are also unique windows into these young women's worlds."

· Insightful Portraits of Young Women in Their Bedrooms [My Modern Met]