Picture Story: Indebted College Grads, Back Home Again

September 1, 2014


The environments of Casarez’s subjects, and the traces of their past lives, were as important to his portraits as the subjects themselves. Above is Eric Curren, 23, from Wahoo, Nebraska.

After being forced by debt to move back in with his parents, LA-based photographer Damon Casarez hit upon an unexpectedly successful project: a series of portraits of “boomerang kids” like him. Forced by his art school debts to move back into his parents’ house last year, photographer Damon Casarez came up with an idea for a project that has jump-started...

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