Tweens fascinate me.
It’s such an unique time in one’s life. Not yet a full fledged teenager. Not a little kid anyone. It’s truly ” In BeTween”. And with this stage of life, a lot of emotions come charging in. Lots of self-awareness. Tons of new experiences, both rewarding and challenging. So I’ve decided to dive RIGHT into this stage with a personal project about peeling back some layers about tweens. For me, this project is bringing together two of my passions: creating intriguing, documentary-style, story-telling images myself and encouraging kids to express themselves through photography. It is multi-dimensional with me, the outsider, looking in and you, the tween, looking outwards. It will be fun. And it feels like going back to being a tween myself: exploring something new, entering a bit of a discomfort zone, putting myself ‘out there’, pushing myself, and wondering where this project will take me. I am sure this project will evolve as it goes along, and I’m looking forward to meandering with it.
I’m looking for tweens, aged 9-12, boy, girl or any identities in between to go on this journey with me.
Who would be a fantastic fit for this project?
A 9-12 year old who:
- is willing to have me photography and video (a new thing for me!!) themselves in a space or two that has meaning to them
- is willing to share with me their reality on being a tween
- is willing to take their own photos (with a device or camera) to reveal some of their world to others
- is willing to share all of the above
If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Write me a couple paragraphs about yourself and why you would like to be involved in The Tween Project.
Thank you so much!
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