This co-authored book of raw self-portraits by Jenny Riffle and Molly Landreth captures friendship, queer female identity, and first love in late 1990s rural Washington.

Jenny Riffle was born in Washington state in 1979; she holds a BA in photography from Bard College, and an MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts. Riffle’s photographs have been exhibited nationally. She has been featured in, and photographed for, numerous publications worldwide including Glamour, Photo District News (PDN), The New York Times Magazine and The Independent; her monograph Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting was published by Zatara Press in 2015. Riffle has received several awards including FotoFilmic’s Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation Award in 2016, The Pilkington Prize in 2015, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation grant in 2013. Riffle lives in Seattle, and is on the faculty at Photographic Center Northwest.

As a teenager in rural Washington, Molly Landreth first explored photography as an attempt to weave the personal with the political from behind and in front of the lens. She continues to use the intimacy of film cameras to emphasize the unique beauty of her subjects, and to push social expectations of gender and sexuality. Her largest project to date, “Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America” garnered national press, and received support from the Robert Giard Memorial Fellowship, 4Culture, and Artist Trust. Landreth’s work has been exhibited widely, including The Brighton Photo Biennial, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, and the Camera Club New York. She has been featured in, and photographed for, The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Advocate, OUT, Marie Claire and The New Yorker among others. Landreth is also a commercial photographer, and is on the faculty at Photographic Center Northwest.


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