Atlanta-born photographer Tierney Gearon has a large portfolio of her work entitled Hollywood Heroines featured in the December 9th, 2012 issue of the New York Times Magazine.
The portfolio features images of 13 women who had one or more major roles in Hollywood movies this past year. The list includes Quvenzhane Wallis (see above), who starred in the movie Beasts of the Southern Wild.
You can see the entire portfolio here. This issue of the NY Times Magazine also informs us that Gearon will publish a book of her photographs with the published Steidl in the fall of 2013.
Gearon is known for her arresting, challenging, powerful compositions, exemplified in this portfolio.