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Teen Girl Photographers Showcase Their Pictures of Working Women

A group of mostly Latina teen girls from across Los Angeles County are catching the public’s attention by documenting their worlds in photos.

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Jonathan Gonzalez
An exhibition hosted from July 8 to August 5 by Las Fotos Project was entitled "A Woman's Work" and featured pictures of women firefighters, bakers and florists as well as stay-at-home moms.
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Jonathan Gonzalez
An exhibition hosted from July 8 to Aug. 5 by Las Fotos Project was titled "A Woman's Work" and featured pictures of women firefighters, bakers and florists, as well as stay-at-home moms.
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Jonathan Gonzalez
The Las Fotos Project was founded in 2010 by LA-based photographer Eric V. Ibarra with the aim of building teen girls’ confidence and self-esteem.
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A photo of female police officers, taken by 13-year-old Celeste Flores.
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Fourteen-year-old photographer Natalia Angeles' photo stood out in the exhibition: a shot of a woman -- a street vendor in Santee Alley -- staring at the young photographer's lens through a mirror hanging in her little store.
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Seventeen-year-old Angie Hermosillo took these pictures of a single mother who is also the only female firefighter at her station.
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Jonathan Gonzalez
The program teaches young girls the technical and artistic aspects of photojournalism, leading to them covering many different major events across the region, as well as their communities
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Mentor Jesenia Quijada and photographer Natalia Angeles talk about how to shoot a picture of a Los Angeles mural.
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Quijada said it took Angeles a while to open up, but now the 14-year-old has become much more comfortable in her role as a photographer.
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