There is a long history of children in street photography in our society, it has recorded them in their daily lives across the decades and provides a documented record of how they live, act, dress and enjoy their lives.
In recent years some things have changed. The rise in camera phones and social media has lead to a vast increase in the number of images taken of people in their daily lives but taken in a more posed, prepared way, from an early age people develop their own ‘selfie-pose’. Also, a change in our culture in how we protect our children from danger has lead to issues recording them in their natural environment, especially strangers taking images of children. Will the recording of social history be there for us in years to come or will be replaced by posed selfies and ‘lifestyle’ family photography?
To address this I show the places where we recorded that history but without the children, the social history without the subject.