14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Adolescence is a particularly hard time for children. They are experiencing all kinds of new changes in their bodies and in their feelings. As well, they often feel misunderstood as they are struggling to leave behind their childhood and become adults. The image of my 15 year old son wants to explain this division between what is still, and what will become. The photo was taken inside the Villach spa complex, which is characterized by its focus on the environment and sustainability.
Black And White,