Kids of Summer

PrizeHonorable Mention in Photography
ArtistJulia Nathanson

Childhood and summer. Both joyous and fleeting. I can still feel the heat of sticky summer nights, sporting calamine-slathered legs. The rules don't apply. School’s a distant memory. TV isn’t an option. But there's always an undercurrent of darkness and mystery.  The lake, as it sparkles, hints at something menacing beneath. These images evoke those childhood memories; a dreamy, fractured recollection. This is part of a larger collection, spanning six summers and five bodies of water. They are of my own children, my nieces, nephews, and godchildren. They work for freezies and hot dogs.