18 in the bay

I was curious what it was like to be a teenager in America. So I asked a class of Bay Area seniors to show me their lives, on their own terms, using the mediums they know best: snapchat, tumblr, instagram, spotify, and of course, words. Together we made a mini-magazine about what it was like to be 18 at that moment—at the end of Obama’s presidency, at a time when San Francisco was struggling under the weight of the housing crisis, at a moment of transition, for them, their city, and their county. The result was a raw, raucous, and very real portrait of a Bay Area teen today. Go here to read the mini magazine in full.  

 
1-Toq8jE0umDdHYQNZfy4Wew.jpeg

Urban Dictionary

Snap That

I asked students to make snapchat documentaries of their weekends, photo essays, mixtapes, and a whole tumblr blog

1-YWItLJ8HDkZ-MKYAKCF8gQ.jpeg

Story Of My life

Here are a handful of beautiful essays written by these students

1-t90uK-lXh0CjpgCbgevzeg.jpeg

data diaries

I asked students to illustrate their lives in charts and graphs.