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@Read Epub  It's Complicated: The American Teenager ì Robin Bowman s five year journey into the heart of teenage America created a series ofcollaborative portraits, wherein she shares her discoveries of a generation now coming of age In searing and intimate photographs, presented alongside the young people s voices of passion, pride, embarrassment, lust, pain, bewilderment, anxiety, joy, uncertainty, and rage, the book charts the coming of age of the largest generation in Americamillion strong in every region of the country and every socioeconomic group from a Texas debutante to teenage gang members in New York City, from a drag queen in Georgia to a coal miner in West VirginiaBowman s intimate photographs ask us to reconcile preconceived ideas and stereotypes of teenagers with the diversity of individuals in the portraits This book and the traveling exhibition it accompanies are about the inside lives of these kids and how they see their reality in their own voicesRobin Bowman, aW Eugene Smith Memorial fellow, is a photojournalist based in Portland, MaineDr Robert Coles is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the Children of Crisis series and a Harvard emeritus professor of psychiatry This book was amazing I actually got a chance to meet with the author a few weeks ago and her story is amazing the relationships that she made with these teenagers is fascinating and she keeps in touch with many of them Basically the book is a series of photographs of teenagers in America After she photographed them, she interviewed them and was shocked at how much the teenagers opened up to her I started reading this book and found it very hard to put down The stories of each of these tee This book was amazing I actually got a chance to meet with the author a few weeks ago and her story is amazing the relationships that she made with these teenagers is fascinating and she keeps in touch with many of them Basically the book is a series of photographs of teenagers in America After she photographed them, she interviewed them and was shocked at how much the teenagers opened up to her I started reading this book and found it very hard to put down The stories of each of these teens is amazing and it is hard to realize what other people go through at such a young age Robin is an amazing photographer and I think that this book is a huge success I definitely recommend it to anyone, any age I just bought a copy for my Grandparents It s complicated Very fitting words for this book It really is complicated and interesting When I say interesting I mean it I promise I m not using it as a placeholder Some of the teenagers were shallow, some were deep Some I liked, some I hated Some still believed in the American dreams, some thought it was dead Some were cynical, some were hopeful Some were rich, some were poor Some were mature, some were immature Some gave teens a bad rep, some helped teens look intelligent In con It s complicated Very fitting words for this book It really is complicated and interesting When I say interesting I mean it I promise I m not using it as a placeholder Some of the teenagers were shallow, some were deep Some I liked, some I hated Some still believed in the American dreams, some thought it was dead Some were cynical, some were hopeful Some were rich, some were poor Some were mature, some were immature Some gave teens a bad rep, some helped teens look intelligent In conclusion the whole thing was diverse and showed a fairly close representation of the teens of America.While I was reading it I could tell there was a lot of work put into this From the questions, to the style of pictures I know some people didn t care for the style but I liked it Using only black and white represented that even though all the individuals were different they still were equal in a sense All their stories were important regardless if you could connect with them or not I would have liked to have seen how the photographer meet the teens and what the teens were doing at the time when she took their pictures One of the problems I had with this book was that I felt like some people came off worse on paper than they actually were She wrote word for word what they said so it s hard to tell what expressions they had A documentary could have captured that Bowman did the best she could to give a fair representation of everyone, but I still think some teens didn t get a lot of coverage It s understandable though, there is only so many people she could hunt down Other than that though this was done well It showed the truth of what young America is like It s complicated but not necessarily in a bad way Our diversity is what makes us strong.Oh yeah be forewarned there is a nudist among the photos on page81 I had a handful of favorites but my ultimate favorite person was on page 84 Plenty of really interesting interviews and pictures I read this to prepare an assignment for my students at the beginning of the year in this style It d be great to see this idea done again in 2019 the original interviews were all around 2001 2004ish. What a unique and troubling and magical nonfiction book As the foreword mentions, Bowman was intrigued by teenagers conversations at a cabin weekend retreat that she delved into a picture and interview quest that resulted in 419 pictures and interview of teenagers across the United States From homeless to Christian, teen moms to debutantes, this book is generallydepressing than uplifting She asks them the same 26 questions and then chose a verbatim excerpt of the interview to publish What a unique and troubling and magical nonfiction book As the foreword mentions, Bowman was intrigued by teenagers conversations at a cabin weekend retreat that she delved into a picture and interview quest that resulted in 419 pictures and interview of teenagers across the United States From homeless to Christian, teen moms to debutantes, this book is generallydepressing than uplifting She asks them the same 26 questions and then chose a verbatim excerpt of the interview to publish While not all 419 interviews are there, the photos are some collages and most others full page with the interview excerpt Interestingly, Bowman chose many quotes about teens whose parents had divorced product of the time period Certainly The photos are breathtaking she includes that the picture was always taken first with the interview last which makes itpotent Many also illustrate teenagers dichotomies I don t want to work hard but I want to be a doctor I didn t want to be a pregnant teen but I am one I hate my parents, but I ll be a damn fine one Thoroughly enjoyed it and can see using the 26 questions and the book for a class project to understand students better Or, to think about what your teen self would have answered and how you would answer as an adult