From Emily von Hoffmann’s interview with Rachel Papo for Pixel Magazine:

EM: The decision to home school one’s child, much like choosing a school district, is a very personal one that is often publicly judged and discussed. Did you find it difficult to get people to allow you into their homes to document the experience? How did you approach people?

RP: Yes, I absolutely agree and this is true not only in this case, but in any situation where children are being photographed. I approached each family in a very direct, honest and respectful manner and shared my previous work with them. Many of the parents wanted to know how I would use the photos and where they would end up. The families I met were all very proud of the path they have chosen so after they realized that my approach was that of an observer, that I was not judging their choices, they opened their doors for me every time.

Read the full interview

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