Nineties Teenager

I was a teenager in the nineties. Yes I am old. It was an angsty time of oversized t-shirts, a lot of denim, and television series like My So Called Life . When I saw this photographic series by Adrienne Salinger titled Teenagers in Their Bedrooms it brought back a lot of nostalgia. The series, which is also available as a book, documents teenagers and their rooms in the 1990’s.

“…photographer Adrienne Salinger has been allowed to enter the private lives of forty-three teens. Her images, taken over a two-year period, offer an intimate glimpse into these intimate escapes and the adolescents who have made them their own. Even small objects in each room reveal much about the hopes, fears, and dreams of each teen pictured: a poster of a heavy metal band on a wall, various religious icons arranged on a shelf, a well-worn stuffed animal on a bed. Salinger’s interviews with her subjects accompany each photograph, illuminating the harsh realities of some of their lives. A far cry from two-dimensional caricatures on “Happy Days,” several of these kids have already had to deal with drugs, pregnancy, physical abuse, racism, and death.”

Also teenagers are fascinating creatures no matter what era, so I thought I would share some images.

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