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In the images in White’s series, both figures are blossoming into womanhood, though each along a different path.

The series is a correlation of two stages of transformation, pairing teen girls (12-14) with like adult male-to-female transsexuals. The Teen and Transgender Comparative Study is currently showing at The Hammer Museum in Nine Lives, curated by Ali Subotnick. The series is part of a larger project titled The Girl Studies, which includes a short 35mm film titled American Minor that was featured at Director’s Fortnight at Cannes 2009 (also on view at The Hammer) and an animation titled OMG BFF LOL that can be experienced online here.

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Andrew Womack is a founding editor of The Morning News. He is always working on the next installment of the Albums of the Year series at TMN. More by Andrew Womack