In 2012, photographer Betsy Schneider documented 250 13-year-olds across America, capturing what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood. Now that the teens are about to graduate, those snapshots of transition are finally coming to light…
When I was in art school, I worked as a live-in nanny for four kids. I loved them all intensely, throwing myself into their lives, and eventually decided to combine that with the other passion in my life: photography.
I had known them for probably six or seven years when I began to see the youngest two children – identical twins – as my main subject matter.
As they grew, they became androgynous athletic girls. People thought they were boys and they kind of flowed into that phase of pre-adolescence.
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