18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Departing Childhood - The Future?

I am constantly delighted that I have three young girls that enjoy working with me and my camera to tell stories. What has been upmost in our minds of course is the pandemic but also how this has affected their growing up and departing childhood years. This young lady is 7 and really not worried about much of anything. But, in her play and pretend times she is learning and that will determine what she becomes when she departs childhood. She is loved and encouraged and she is lucky to have this. So many families are struggling now and will continue to do so.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Pamela Hanlan