Petra Collins Written by Petra Collins, Contribution by Marilyn Minter and Alessandro Michele, Introduction by Laurie Simmons
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Petra Collins: Coming of Age

Written by Petra Collins, Contribution by Marilyn Minter and Alessandro Michele, Introduction by Laurie Simmons

  • October 31, 2017
  • Hardcover
  • Photography - Individual Photographers - Monographs
  • Rizzoli
  • 8 x 10
  • $45.00
  • $60.00
  • 978-0-8478-6103-3

About This Book

The first monograph by photographer Petra Collins presents the world of a thoroughly modern creative.
Since bursting into the zeitgeist, the precocious Petra Collins has captured the hearts of the art and fashion worlds alike. Collins champions an inclusive mode of representation that inspires young women to celebrate how they live now and their agency in creating their image. When Collins shoots—in series ranging from controversial self-portraits to emotionally charged and intensely colored works—she operates on the joys, excitement, tedium, and madness of growing up in today’s interconnected kingdom of images.
Revealing personal essays, Polaroids, and contributions by the women who inspire her unveil the unassuming grace at the center of campaigns for Gucci and Adidas, films for the Tate, and countless editorials as photographer and subject. Collins embodies the best qualities of the emerging creative community she fosters in curatorial projects like The Ardorous: generous, collaborative, and open.

About the Author

Petra Collins is a Canadian photographer and creative from Toronto. Marilyn Minter is an American artist and writer living and working in New York. Karley Sciortino is the author of Vogue’s Breathless column, host of the Vice Slutever show, and founder of Jamia Wilson is a writer, commentator, and feminist activist. Barbie Ferreira and Diana Veras are American models.


  • "In her new photo-driven memoir, Petra Collins: Coming of Age (Rizzoli), the 24-year-old Canadian artist, model, and social media sensation laments the fact that, when she was growing up, 'there weren't images of women positioned as anything but a sexual object.' "
    W Magazine

    "I have a Rizzoli book that’s coming out in November, which is really exciting. It’s a retrospective of all my work. It’s so crazy. I did a book called Babe, where I curated all my favorite female artists into one book. But this one will be my work. It’s really wild."
    —Petra Collins,
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