Winter/Spring 2002

Photo by David Brown ’02

Between worlds

by David Brown ’02

I focused on children for this assignment because of their ability to ignore the presence of a camera.

Adults and older kids tend to pose when they see a camera. But young children quickly move past that and continue with their lives. This little girl was looking directly into the camera yet showed no concern for it. That detachment from the need to alter one’s image allowed me to more fully capture the truth as I saw it in the scene. She seems at the threshold of childhood and adulthood, turning her back to the circle of children and recognizing the adult world with her eye contact with the camera. And the wonderful light captures her intriguing expressiveness and individuality.

David Brown ’02 is a chemistry major who took his first course in photography last fall.

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