Jennifer Yoffy’s Favorite Book from 2020

Girl Pictures by Justine Kurland.   Published by Aperture.

These girls! Peeking into their coming of age, their rebellion, their bond, their brazen embrace of the now. I am filled with awe and envy — nostalgia for something I never was but still wish I could be. I turn the pages, dive into the images, and feel the angst, joy, and freedom that is so specific to a moment in time that straddles innocence and awakening. And then I get to the girl blowing a perfectly pink bubblegum bubble, and my heart is forever sealed to this book.

Jennifer Yoffy is a publisher and arts advocate based in Atlanta, Georgia.