First steps, first words, first day of school, first sleepover, first kiss, first car—adulthood. When we are children, time stretches onward indefinitely; many of us spend countless hours thinking, “I can’t wait ‘til I’m old enough to…” Yet from the outside, this precious period passes by in a blink of an eye.
These seven projects—in wonderfully varied ways and visual languages—tell different stories of growing up. Some of these views are romantic, others are gritty and real, yet all of them share insights into that delicate time that we get to experience directly just once…enjoy!
— The editors of LensCulture
Cut It Short
Two teen boys in Poland — Dominik and Marek — are inseparable friends as they “come of age”, discovering sex, travel, adventure, and the follies of fashion. By Michal Solarski and Tomasz Liboska.
Young teenage boys in rural Sweden have a ritual of gathering together in a large deserted field at night drive souped-up old cars at crazy speeds. A charged, yet sensitive, meditation on youth. By Martin Bogren.
You can also share your story by submitting your best photo narratives to the LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards 2015. The deadline is October 22, 2015.