On SEEING, A Journal. #528

Growing UP: Rebecca Leahy

May 23, 2023



9 years old and 27 years old


I have studied over 200 children from childhood into their 20’s. I began with some when they were newborns; others, as is the case with Rebecca 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.


9 years


11 years


12 years


13 years


14 years


15 years


16 years


17 years


18 years


19 years


21 years


27 years