On SEEING, A Journal. #508
GROWING UP: Jade Vega
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
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 Jade, 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, Jade Vega, proved to be as remarkable and authentic as any of the many young people I have had the privilege to get to know.
10 years and 26 years.