On Seeing, A Journal. #345

“The Growing Up Years of Charles Cohen”

March 6th, 2020


4 years and 28 years

I am interested in everything about human development, fascinated by maturation, growth, emotional, educational and physical development.
I have studied over 200 children from childhood into their 20’s some starting when they were newborns, and others when they were about six or seven, making annual studio portraits and asking them, once they learned to read and write, to write answers to a series of questions, a kind of diary about their lives, their feelings, their hopes, their regrets.
This exploration has been a major 30 year odyssey, an adventure that has yielded riches beyond my initial imagination.
I have studied the “Growing Up” of Charles Cohen since he was a newborn. He is now 28 years old.
Two Days old
4 Years
10 years
12 Years
13 Years
16 Years
Two Days Short of 17 Years
One Day Short of 18 Years
20 Years
21 Years
22 Years
28 Years
Permission was signed by the parents of each and every child every year, and by the participants themselves once they turned 18. In addition, we have now sent copies of all of their writings and edited photographs to the participants for whom I have finished all my editing and have received full permission from that group to publish and post.
I am certain that every reader will make unique discoveries and original observations that growing up creates.
I’d love to hear what you “see.”