From James Gordon’s article concerning Amy Touchette’s portraits of teenagers in New York, Hawaii, and Tokyo:
Amy Touchette visited New York, Hawaii and Tokyo and found that far from things dividing communities and cultures, ethnicity, gender, age and class, there was joy to be had in the things that united youngsters worldwide.
Touchette found shared traces of humanity in the most mundane every-day occurrences, from relationships between family and friends, to the way people gather and act collectively on the street.
Whether it’s enjoying life and caring for our young: it’s all wonderfully similar no matter the location. Touchette wandered around taking pictures of teenagers from 13 to 19 years old.
After returning back to Brooklyn, distinct patterns became clear to Touchette and she began to pair up the pictures into distinct themes with a mixture of group and solo portraits, as the gallery below shows.