EDITORS’ PICK

Growing Up and Growing On

YOUTHHOOD

Youthhood Editors’ Pick

Following Greg Miller’s selection of winning images for our YOUTHHOOD theme, this compilation of 20 images, selected by the Life Framer editors represents some of the other talented photographers whose work struck us and left a mark. Each a stunning image worthy of exposure and attention…

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BANNER IMAGE COURTESY OF LINDA VAROMA
www.lindavaroma.com / @lindavaroma

“My autobiographical work explores themes such as domesticity, motherhood and the everyday. My images all have in common a warm sense of humor, tenderness and clarity. I like to explore the quotidian and use my intensely seeing eyes to nurture me through these years of fragmented focus and weariness and make parenting my subject matter rather than an obstacle to overcome.”

Editor’s comment: Wonderful lighting creates an ethereal magic realism and clarity of expression to describe the boundless fun of youthhood.

IMAGE COURTESY OF TOMASO LISCA
www.tomasolisca.com / @tomasolisca

“Harar, Little Mecca, Ethiopia 2015.”

Editor’s comment: A claustrophobic, artificial scene where the blue overtones and crowded shelves in this image aptly reflect the constriction shown. Instead of roaming free, the boy is constrained to a vendor’s shop, not much bigger (metaphorically) than a shoe box. It poses challenging questions around the global fashion industry and child labor.

IMAGE COURTESY OF IAN BAGUSKAS
www.ianbaguskasphoto.com / @ianbaguskas

“From the series China (work in progress) – Eating dinner outside temporary housing for migrant construction workers, Beijing, China.”

Editor’s comment: A brilliant juxtaposition of a very ordinary, placid action in the chaotic environment of a migrant camp in Beijing. A quite fascinating glimpse into a childhood in difficult surroundings, caught in golden hour lighting that adds to the reflective mood.

IMAGE COURTESY OF ASAF OREN
www.asaforen.com / @asaf.oren

“From the series Domestic Moments – The project is composed of a series of staged large-format photos of daily actions, taking place in private domestic spaces. Those domestic spaces are revealed to the eyes of the observer with an abundance of light, color and detail, allowing them to observe and research the properties and symbols of each place. However, those “documented” acts are an extremely daily routine, seemingly totally insignificant actions. The kind of actions we never really pay attention to, and certainly don’t bother to commemorate by taking a photo. This meticulous and penetrating documentation method attracts the viewer and offers them a sha