The Lived Experience of Childhood (ongoing)
The Lived Experience of Childhood began three years ago when I started photographing my son, who is on the autism spectrum. My original intention was to raise awareness and understanding around his lived experience in the outside world. However, as the project went on, I found myself attracted to childhood stories beyond just his. With the introduction and proliferation of modern technology, children do not have much opportunity to be children. Moments outside, moments playing, moments imagining and creating, are few and far between. By depicting a child’s life beyond a screen, I remind viewers (both children and adults alike), of the threatened extinction of the analog childhood experience.