NYT offers a look ‘hometown’ across the U.S. through the eyes of teens

The New York Times’ Lens Blog asked teenagers across the U.S. to submit photos of their hometowns for a project simply called ‘My Hometown.’ Thousands of teens responded to the call, with submissions coming from 45 states. The resulting collection is a yearbook of sorts, documenting the friends, family and places closest to a small sampling of the country’s young people. A selection of 145 Editor’s Choice photos have been published, and the whole collection is available online – searchable by student or state.

 Photo by Sydnei Olsen, 18. Sioux Falls, SD.
 Photo by Denney Turner, 18. Franklin, VA.
 Photo by Mariah Dennis, 14. Hampden, ME. 
 Photo by Thomas Dougherty, Woleboro, NH.

Browsing through the photos shows an interesting mix of rural and urban, new and old industry, suburban sprawl, the pursuit of summertime fun and snow-covered landscapes. In short, it’s a snapshot of the US through thousands of sets of curious eyes, and well worth checking out at Lens Blog.

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There are some true gems in here. Am so glad I took the time to peruse!


Great pics!


Some really great photos indeed, worth the time to take a look. Intentional or not, some are really inspiring, others show some really great locations.


Take note measurebators and arm-chair critiques! These photos are a fantastic example of what people can do when they get out and USE their cameras!


Use the camera? Wouldn’t that affect the resale value?


A lot of really good pictures there !!! Well worth checking out…

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