On SEEING, A Journal. #531

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Growing UP: Brooke Radcliffe



6 years and 23 years


I have studied over 200 children from childhood into their 20’s.  I began some when they were newborns; others, as is the case with Brooke, started about the time they could read and write.  For all of them I made annual studio portraits and asked them to write answers to a series of questions, a kind of diary about their lives, their feelings, their hopes, their regrets.

This special young woman, Brooke Radcliffe, proved to be as remarkable and authentic as any of the many young people I have had the privilege to get to know.


8 years


9 years


13 years


15 years


16 years


20 years


23 years


Thank you, Brooke.

You did amazingly well and wonderfully these “Growing Up” years. Please do return in a few years.