Saturday, March 21, 2015

The World is Young

I came across this book at the thrift store and was quite taken with it.  It's a photographic journey through childhood.  Intimate snapshots show the lives of children- playing, learning, growing, busy in their own secret worlds that are closed off to adults.  The project ran several years through the 50's and featured the photographer's own children and other friends.  Individually the photographs themselves are not that striking, but put together, sometimes with quotes from the kids, they portray such a vulnerable, passionate, innocent time of life.  Something we've all experienced, but have forgotten as we've grown up.

Wayne Miller 1958

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