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These portraits were inspired by an interest in the next generation and the way in which teenagers are symbolic of both the present moment and the future. This series is part of a larger project of questioning teenagers about the issues that matter to them most. In this series I asked the teenagers to come up with a scene that represented his/her relationship with nature. I also interviewed them on video to hear them express their connection or disconnection with nature and their awareness of ecological issues in their own language. I wanted the teenagers to be active collaborators in the portraits and for them to choose the scene and therefore take responsibility for the image.