EDITORS’ PICK

The Intoxication of Youth

YOUTHHOOD

Youthhood Editors’ Pick

Following Hellen van Meene’s selection of winning images for our recent YOUTHHOOD competition, this compilation of 20 images represents some of the other talented photographers whose work struck us and left a mark. Each a stunning image worthy of exposure and attention…

For this month’s theme Youthhood, we wanted to discover images that characterize this unique but brief stage of life that has the most poignant and lasting impact. From nostalgic family snapshots to portraits of defiant young adults rebelling against their younger selves, we sought fresh context and perspective on this new generation from a variety of viewpoints.

When selecting for editor’s picks we’re always searching for those striking photographs that have potential as an unforgettable single image, whether from a broader series or not. The accompanying text some photographers submit with their images is not always necessary, but can be relevant when understanding the work in full context.

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BANNER IMAGE COURTESY OF FABIO GASSER
www.gasserbrothers.com / @fabio.gasser

“Rural Basketball Court, Siargao, Philippines, 2018.”

Editor’s comment: The ability to make use of any item or surrounding to your advantage and entertainment is a skill held by many children and few adults. This make-shift basketball court set against this rural, mountainous landscape seems like an ideal place for a children to play, pretend and challenge each-other. The photograph, with its elements of movement and dominating green shade, nicely captures the energy and spirit of youth.