Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's Complicated: The American Teenager

It's Complicated: The American Teenager by Robin Bowman (Photographer), Robert Coles (Afterword)
In searing and intimate contemporary photographs, the book charts the coming of age of the largest generation ever in America, almost double the 1960s baby boomers. Her intimate photographs invite individuals to look more closely at how complex challenges facing a rising generation of Americans have informed individual identities. The photographs also ask us to reconcile preconceived ideas and stereotypes of teenagers with the diversity of individuals in the portraits. The 77 million teenagers now or soon to enter high school are the Gen Y, following on another 50 million they called Gen X. This book is about the inside lives of these kids and how they see their reality.


Anonymous said...

...captures the true spirit of the American Teenagers through haunting photos and insightful interviews. Each young person is a distinct individual and represent all that is America. This is a book for teens, adults, sociologists and people who want to better understand the pulse of America today and into the future.

Anonymous said...

...The teenage subjects featured in this collection selected the potrait of themselves that to them best illustrated their individual journey. What is captured is inescapable honesty and photgraphy that is hard to turn away from.