YOUTH is a collaborative project of eight Los Angeles-based photographers that do collective works under the name Image Hoarders. For YOUTH, these group works seek to cover a wide range of childhood, and growing up through diverse subject matter. Each photographer has a primary story, but curated together strive to tell a fuller narrative. One story, for example, is following a nine-year-old football player as he fiercely trains under the instruction of his father, who regularly coaches grown men that compete in the NFL. Another gets into the backyard party punk scene as the musicians and friends get their first big dose of cultural expression sans adult supervision. One photographer shows the intimate moments as children experience and need to deal with great loss for the first time, such as the passing of a family member. While the stories seem varied on the surface, the Image Hoarders group has proven their ability to bring individual visions and voices together to show something unified, and broader than they could have shown alone.
Photographers include Joan Allen, Coral von Zumwalt, Aaron Fallon, Yuri Hasegawa, Dominic DiSaia, Megan Miller, Matt Harbicht, and Matt Hoover.
This exhibition is sponsored by Contact Photo Lab and Hahnemühle.
Exhibit runs through February 12, 2017.