"I feel there is is something unexplored about women that only a woman can explore. Georgia OKeeffe Photographed by Vogue alumna Claiborne Swanson Frank, American Beauty is a tribute to the young women who symbolize our country todayfrom Lauren Bush Lauren to Lisa Mayock, Solange Knowles to Jenna Lyonseach of whom possesses an original blend of grit, grace, glamour, and gravitas that make them fitting exemplars of the kaleidoscope of American beauty. Featuring over 100 portraits, alongside texts by Genevieve Bahrenburg, Vogue photography director Ivan Shaw, and author Lesley M. M. Blume, American Beauty captures todays bright young things in a survey of quintessentially American women that echoes far beyond its pages. AUTHOR: Claiborne Swanson Frank is a fine art portrait photographer. After two years assisting Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, Frank went on to pursue a career in photography. In 2010, with continued guidance from mentor Ivan Shaw, Frank released her first body of work, Indigo Light, a collection of 29 portraits of the women in her life. Frank will next exhibit her portraits of American women in her first solo show, at Lu Magnus gallery in Manhattan, in 2012. Genevieve Bahrenburg is a journalist, writer, and magazine editor. She has worked in the features departments at Vogue and Elle, and is currently the executive editor of Above magazine and Above Live.