Self Portraits - Age and Youth
Published by National Geographic for the Story: Self Portrait and again in the online Magazine PROOF - article title "The Un-Selfie - Taking Back the Self Portrait" - http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/09/the-un-selfie-taking-back-the-self-portrait/
30 years ago I reveled in my youth and beauty. 30 years ago I bought my first camera and took a self portrait, feeling powerful and new. 30 years ago nobody told me that age comes with a kind of aching grief for the loss of your youth and beauty. 30 years went by so fast, but I still feel like that young girl inside.
Assignment Editors' Comments: "This photo jumped right out from the rest. It's straight-forward and honest. It's exactly the kind of photo we had in mind when we came up with this assignment."- Mark Thiessen "... this image took my breath away and your caption is beautiful and poetic. I am at somewhat of a loss for words, but I would like to thank you for creating and sharing this with us. " - Marie McGrory