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5. Childhood

5

Childhood

Maile Wilson

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“Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sight, before the dark hour of reason grows.”

JOHN BETJEMAN

DURING MY PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER, I’VE SPENT A GREAT DEAL of time taking pictures of children and their families. So when I was asked to contribute to this chapter, I thought it would be a relatively simple task. However, when I started going through my archives to compile images, I realized with a pang, how little time I’d spent photographing my own children. Initially I tried to justify it, as if it were somehow expected. After all, the cobbler’s children aren’t supposed to have shoes, right? But I knew there was a deeper reason as to why I hadn’t been aiming the lens at my own life. Simply put, I was afraid that I wasn’t enough.


  

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