Lise Sarfati was born in 1958. Four years ago, the French photographer traveled across the United States, photographing young adults, and published them in a book called The New Life. The photographs are dramatic, while ordinary. She portrays her subjects in a highly charged light – even if they seem bored, the photographs are anything but boring. She attempts to examine the complex emotional states of mind of her subjects.
In an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian, Lise talks about her process of photographing, as well as this particular image [girl in the red wig]