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Petra Collins        

Artist, Photographer & Generation Z Influencer

Artist and influencer Petra Collins is one of the leading voices in the movement many are calling New Wave Feminism. A photographer first and foremost (she has been shooting since she was fifteen), her unflinchingly honest work explores self-discovery, contemporary femininity, and the complex intersection of life as a young woman online and off; in particular, her imagery considers the female body and psyche in reaction to the ubiquity of Photoshop, retouched selfies, and the fitness and beauty industries. She has been called the next defining artist of her generation, garnering endorsements from artists and tastemakers like Marilyn Minter, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, and Lena Dunham. Collins also leads the Ardorous Collective, a think tank of female creative professionals working to critique and redefine representations and perceptions of women.

Collins’ CV is expansive and varied, particularly for someone of her age. Her work has been featured in i-D, Dazed, Vice, Purple, Vogue Italia, Rolling Stone, and she has curated and been featured in exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, and Miami's Art Basel. She recently completed a short film commissioned by the Tate Modern for its Georgia O’Keefe retrospective, as well as a short film for hip hop artist Lil Yachty’s Capitol Records debut. She directed the music video for Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Boy Problems,” which became the fastest-viewed video the pop star had ever released. She has also directed short films for Stella McCartney, Cos, and Nylon. Her campaign work includes Levi's Women’s Fall 2015 collection, which featured rock icon Joan Jett. She was included in Vogue’s “40 Creatives To Watch in 2016” and Dazed & Calvin Klein’s “100 Creatives Shaping Youth Culture.”

A model, actor, and writer as well, Collins can currently be seen as the face of Gucci’s fall/winter 2016 campaign, and as Agyness on Amazon's acclaimed series Transparent. In 2015, Random House released Collins’ book BABE, an art and photography collection of thirty female artists from around the world.

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Selena Gomez Turns Scream Queen for Petra Collins' New Horror ...

Petra Collins and Selena Gomez pose backstage for Coach 1941 during New York Fashion Week at Basketball City on Feb. 13, 2018 in New York City.

The Female Gaze of Petra Collins

What lies beneath the dreamy, hyper-feminine aesthetic of the twenty-three-year-old photographer, model, and “it” girl?

How “It Girl” Petra Collins Went from Ballet to Behind the Camera

After a devastating injury took her out of dance, Collins turned art into her biggest outlet.

Picture Perfect: How 30 Under 30 Petra Collins Became An Entrepreneur Of The Arts

The weekend after the blizzard of New York Fashion Week is outrageously warm. In February, 65 degrees is practically tropical, but Canadian artist Petra Collins is spending all day inside Paul’s Baby Grand at the ROXY Hotel, a Tribeca speakeasy with island décor that looks like Lily Pulitzer puked all over it.

Petra Collins directs Cardi B’s new video

The photographer and filmmaker gets behind the lens for the lavish ‘Bartier Cardi’ visual

Watch Petra Collins’ new 70s-inspired film for Gucci

The short video marks the launch of the Italian house’s DIY service

A glimpse inside the deeply personal Petra Collins ‘Coming Of Age’

Coming Of Age is the first monograph by photographer Petra Collins, presenting the world in a of a pioneering modern creative in a deeply personal manner.

PETRA COLLINS ON BEAUTY AND COLONISING MARS

FRESH FROM SHOOTING HER FIRST EDITORIAL FOR DAZED BEAUTY, A COSMIC SHOOT STARRING PSYCHEDELIC RAP ARTIST TIERRA WHACK AND HER THIRD EYE, WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER TO TALK ALL THINGS BEAUTY

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