Auden Yurman

    Auden Yurman - jGirls+ Photographer
    Auden Yurman - jGirls+ Photographer

    2018–19 jGirls+ Magazine Photographer

    I’m Auden Yurman, and I’m 16 years old and a junior in high school. I am originally from Rochester, New York, and I moved to State College, Pennsylvania seven years ago. At school, I work as the photography manager for my yearbook and newspaper, as well as helping out with tech for our school shows. Both of my parents are journalists, so I’ve always had a love for writing and photography. Photography is a pretty influential part of my life, especially because some of my love for photos comes from my relationship with my dad, who taught me everything I know about taking pictures. It’s also a good way for me to express myself and connect with the people and world around me. In addition, I’m passionate about politics and especially about youth involvement in politics. I’ve organized two walkouts at my school, the more recent one being part of the National School Walkout movement for gun control. In the future I want to travel and possibly go into politics.

    I’m not a very religious person in my daily life, but I’m proud of my Jewish identity, heritage, and community. There are not many Jewish people in my town, so I’m very excited to be part of the jGirls+ community and meet other girls who understand this part of my identity and have similar interests and passions.

    Works by Auden

    Wary of Strangers by Auden Yurman

    Wary of Strangers

    Do you remember what it was like to see foreigners for the first time?
    Eros by Auden Yurman - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt


    What do you do when you feel out of place at a party? This piece follows a girl who has a surprising way of getting out of unwanted situations!

    Auden's Photographs are Featured in

    College by Hope Kahn – Photo by Auden Yurman

    College: Where School Became Home

    In college, the line between home and school is blurred, so here are five tips on how to balance it all...
    College Scandal by Dina Barish - Photo by Auden Yurman

    College Scandal

    In light of the college admissions scandals, how do we make sense of both the privilege and injustice of it all?
    Auden Yurman

    Tunnel Vision

    Staying focused during a football game can be difficult when your crush is on the opposing team...
    Raising My Hand by Ilana Drake - Photo by Auden Yurman

    Raising My Hand High

    If we want to prevent atrocities like the Holocaust from ever happening again, we must push through the discomfort and choose to speak up.
    The Tide That Never Comes in by Ilana Drake - Photo by Auden Yurman

    The Tide That Doesn’t Come In

    Our eyes grow as we realize that this is a moment that counts.
    Why We Need to Stop Straightening Our Hair by Justine Fisher - Photo by Auden Yurman

    Why We Need to Stop Straightening Our Hair

    "What message did it send to me as a little girl when I had my hair straightened for special occasions?"