Expectations of Growth
"Expectations of Growth" is a series of portraits, shot on 5x4, depicting a group of Scottish 15-year-olds as they approach their 16th birthday - which marks the day they gain the right to sexual consent. After the 2017 sex scandal, the awareness of gender- based abuse and imbalance increased remarkably. The teenagers portrayed in the images are the first ones to gain the right to consent in a new generation talking about gender norms, as well as sex and consent. Despite still being considered legally unprepared, the children in the images appear caught between a state of pensive adulthood and child-like vulnerability - presenting an almost illusory interpretation of the cusp that they find themselves in.
Cirstyn Brown • Lara Cappelli • Egle Kisieliute • Katariina Leinonen • Stewart Main • Kelly Muir • Laura Prieto •