In American Exurbia
I photographed children in their homes in newly developed “exurbia” in New Jersey. These communities are isolated, secure, and homogeneous. My interest in photographing these children lies in my fascination with the development of identity in children within newly created environments. Both the girls and boys in my photographs are represented in moments where their individuality confronts the limitations of their transforming culture. The work speaks to my perspective on these children and their futures. My photographs exist as an exploration of identity creation, and globalization.