© Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack is based in the UK and Lydia Panas in the US.

Pannack deals with the awkwardness and the concealed emotions of adolescence, Panas deals with the small gestures between family which may or may not infer awkwardness and concealed emotions.

The bare back, the turned back, the turned head, the caught glimpse and the avoided glance are all enticing props for a charged portrait.

Through their eye contact, both Pannack and Panas’ subjects foolishly ask us questions. Foolish because, let’s be honest, what do we know about childhood or teenage conundrums?

© Lydia Panas

© Laura Pannack

@ Lydia Panas

© Laura Pannack

© Lydia Panas

© Laura Pannack

© Lydia Panas