What does it mean to be a young woman today? In her series Group Chat, American photographer Gabby Jones (b. 1994) begins to broach this salient question. As Jones explains, “Group Chat proudly displays the beautiful complexity of what it means to be a young woman through a lens focused on six twenty-somethings living together under one roof.”
Group Chat is comprised of photographs of the housemates together and apart in the many different spaces of their home. Jones also zooms in on their personal belongings. Specifically, she photographs items that speak to the female identity: razor blades, candles, cellphones, and magazine posters of women. Collectively, the series provides a lens through which we can see the bond between women in the 21st century – a bond that is fostered both by physical togetherness and communication through their phones.