19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Protecting Youth

This is my 12 year old granddaughter. As parents and grandparents our instincts run toward protecting our children. This past year has been difficult. News (good news, bad news) is out there. Lies and hatred are rampant and accessible to our youth. If I could separate myself from the feared consequences, it would be interesting to see how this unfolds as these children grow older. Unfortunately I can separate myself and I and many are apprehensive. My hope and belief is that the children of today are strong, intelligent and resilient, and will carry on with knowledgeable insight and renewed energy.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Pine Grove, West Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Pamela Hanlan