“The bachelorette party is a popular rite of passage for a bride. Through this ritual, the bride-to-be is initiated into a role of a wife by her friends in a fascinating twist on traditional gender roles. The women celebrate by engaging in ‘masculine’ behavior, signifying that a woman has as much sexual freedom to lose as her partner. A ritual attempting to reinforce relationships among women is performed in a conventionally atypical female way- through a night of sexual games and drinking. With this project I am exploring the bachelorette party as a curious ritual of friendship and status, intimacy and consumerism.” – Dina Litovsky
“Bachelorette” received a Silver Medal, 2nd place, in the PX3 2012 awards and 3rd place in the Fotoweek DC 2012 Awards. Litovsky’s project is currently featured in FotoMagazin, Portfolio edition September 2012, curated by Manfred Zollner. Also featured in that issue are portfolios by Damion Berger, Jamey Stillings, Jill Greenberg and others.