About Christin Rose
"I've been searching for a way to give back and help young girls with my photography. Being involved in sports had such a huge impact on my self-esteem growing up, and I thought if I could somehow show that – if I could capture what it means to be innocent and brave – then I could encourage young women to hold onto that."
– Christin Rose
Honing a unique style and ability to capture people as their most genuine and natural selves, Rose has distinguished herself in this highly competitive field with a decade of documentary, lifestyle, and fashion photography.
Finding her voice in art and photography, Christin Rose began to search for a cause in which she truly believed. Recalling the impact of athletics in her own childhood, particularly those transformative pre-teen years, Christin began to take photos of young skater girls at the Venice Skate Park in an attempt to capture the essence and free spirit of that special time in a girl’s life. Inspired by the young women she was meeting, Rose reached out to other young athletes and created a photo series she hoped would speak to these girls and encourage them to keep being their bad and bold selves. A few short months later, #sheplayswewin was born.
- Lifetime TV
- LL Bean
- Under Armour
- Opening Ceremony
- Oregon Bride
Manhattan Beach photographer Christin Rose has made it her life quest to foster the self-assurance and strength in young girls that so many of them discover in organized sports. This photography project is her outlet. Look into the eyes of her portraits, and you see a confidence not only blossoming, but radiating from girls who've just uncovered the well of strength their bodies are capable of. For girls without the resources and encouragement around them, #ShePlaysWeWin proves that if they hear within them a calling to crawl in the dirt, hop on a board, sweat, stink, bleed – do anything duplicitously branded "unladylike" by who-cares-who – then it's all theirs for the taking. That their lives are written not by their gender, not by their society, not by their surrounding media and not even by fate, but themselves and themselves alone. (from Free People Blog)
Opening a world of possibilities to girls, at an age of self-definition when they need it most.