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Malerie Marder, #25 from the Anatomy series, 2010, ink-jet print, 13 7/8 x 20".

Malerie Marder

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects

Malerie Marder, #25 from the Anatomy series, 2010, ink-jet print, 13 7/8 x 20".

Fifteen years ago this spring, a group show opened at a little uptown gallery with a very long name. “Another Girl, Another Planet,” at Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, featured the work of thirteen photographers—twelve of them young women—who were disregarding the documentary functions of photography to create more cinematic constructions exploring drama, seduction, and sexual desire. Organized by Gregory Crewdson and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and accompanied by a short story from the novelist A. M. Homes, it was a lightning bolt of an exhibition, one that struck something deep in the culture, all late-’90s ambivalence and premillennial ennui. Few who saw the show then, provided they were won over by the work, would soon forget the image on the invitation card—a black-and-white photograph of a nearly naked teenage girl, limbs splayed on an inflatable

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