Kids’ Photography Grows Up

May 12, 2016

By David Walker


From Zoe Adlersberg’s “Nostalgia,” a story for Kid-in, the online fashion and art magazine. Adlersberg posed girls in clothing and settings that recall adult fashion photography. She and other photographers discuss the growing demand for more sophisticated childrens’ photography.

Kids’ photography in the U.S. has been stuck in a time warp. While European photographers, magazines, and clients have been pushing the creative boundaries of the genre for more than a decade, clients in the U.S. have mostly held fast to a tradition of primary colors, commercial lighting and effusive happiness.  But European influences are finally creeping in. Stylists, art...

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