NYT offers a look at 'hometown' across the U.S. through the eyes of teens
The New York Times' Lens Blog asked teenagers across the U.S. to submit photos of their hometowns for a project simply called 'My Hometown.' Thousands of teens responded to the call, with submissions coming from 45 states. The resulting collection is a yearbook of sorts, documenting the friends, family and places closest to a small sampling of the country's young people. A selection of 145 Editor's Choice photos have been published, and the whole collection is available online - searchable by student or state.
|Photo by Sydnei Olsen, 18. Sioux Falls, SD.|
|Photo by Denney Turner, 18. Franklin, VA.|
|Photo by Mariah Dennis, 14. Hampden, ME.|
|Photo by Thomas Dougherty, Woleboro, NH.|
Browsing through the photos shows an interesting mix of rural and urban, new and old industry, suburban sprawl, the pursuit of summertime fun and snow-covered landscapes. In short, it's a snapshot of the US through thousands of sets of curious eyes, and well worth checking out at Lens Blog.