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One Hundred Young Americans is the first book to paint the full picture of youth culture in America today.

Gorgeously photographed and meticulously researched, this year-long project represents photographer Michael Franzini's 30,000-mile journey in search of what it truly means to be a teenager in this hyper-connected, media-driven society.

The book is packed with first-hand accounts of youth culture in America from 100 teenagers in 50 states. More than two hundred stunning images show every kind of teenager from every part of our nation, mirroring census data for gender, race, religion and sexual orientation and to strike a balance between urban, rural, suburban and small-town locations.

Unlike previous generations, these young people have all grown up with unprecedented access to media and information, and their private lives are more public than ever before.

You will read stories that will inspire, move, excite, and even anger you. Along this journey, you will meet people who share your experiences, who remind you of others, and who are unlike anyone you have ever met.

You will meet every kind of teenager. The cheerleaders, football jocks, student body presidents, prom queens and other popular kids. The nerds, band geeks, gamers and other not-so-popular kids. Also the skaters, stoners, goths, punks, druggies and a lot of kids whose uniqueness defies labels.

What they ultimately have in common is that they are struggling to find their identity and become independent. They are growing up. Prepare yourself. This is what it really means to be young in America today.

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"Photographer and Emmy-winning director Franzini explores the lives of the 'instant access generation' by profiling 100 teenage Americans in this dynamic, brilliantly colored volume. Consulting census data and conducting research to find the 'top 50 niches in youth culture,' Franzini selects a group of teenagers that effectively represents the diversity of American youth, encompassing 'cheerleaders, jocks, student body presidents, prom queens, nerds, band geeks, gamers, skaters, stoners, goths, punks, druggies and kids who defy all labels.' Each teen is photographed in the setting and pose of his or her choice, often to revealing effect, while the text provides information on subjects' lives, struggles and dreams: 18-year-old Kammie is an anime-loving college freshman who lost a cat to Hurricane Katrina; 15-year-old Josh from South Dakota describes the difficulties of being openly gay in high school; April Luv, the youngest prostitute at the World Famous Bunny Ranch, wants to start her own business someday; 16-year-old Joel 'says his mother wants him to spend more time with girls and less time with robots.' Other profiles reveal tales of foster home hopscotch and meth addiction as well as unimpeachable high school popularity and Beverly Hills designer living. Funny, heartbreaking, inspirational and illuminating, this countrywide cross-section provides one of most complete, accesible and stereotype-defying looks at American youth yet produced." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Mistyis a devout Christian who lectures about abstinence and virginity at high schools across the country.

Kohlhas a boyfriend named Kohl who lives in a different state. They talk online every day but have never met face to face.

Blessingemigrated from Nigeria when she was 7. She graduated at the top of her high school class and is now a Harvard pre-med freshman.

Borisgot his first tattoo at 16 and now heand#146;s addicted. At 19 he already has 35 of them.

These are just four of the many teens youand#146;ll meet in One Hundred Young Americans,the first book to paint the full picture of youth culture in America today.

Gorgeously photographed and meticulously researched, this year-long project represents photographer Michael Franziniand#146;s 30,000-mile journey in search of what it truly means to be a teenager in this hyper-connected, media-driven society. Unlike previous generations, these young people have all grown up with unprecedented access to media and information, and their private lives are more public than ever before.

Inside, you will read stories that will inspire, move, excite, and even anger you. Along this journey, you will meet people who share your experiences, who remind you of others, and who are unlike anyone you have ever met. What they ultimately have in common is that they are struggling to find their identity and become independent. They are growing up.

Prepare yourself. This is what it really means to be young in America today.

Synopsis:

One Hundred Young Americans" chronicles Emmy Award)-winning photographer Michael Franzinis cross-country journey in search of the answer to one question: What does it mean to be an American youth today? The answers he reveals are surprising.

About the Author

Michael Franzini is a photographer based in Los Angeles and New York City. Also a writer and Emmy-winning director, he has created countless on-air campaigns for MTV and other networks. His photographs appear in magazines and ad campaigns targeting Americans young and old. His current and past clients include Wal-Mart, T-Mobile, Panasonic, Pacific Sunwear, Google, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Rock The Vote and the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

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natters, March 17, 2008 (view all comments by natters)
This is an amazing find- gorgeous photography and compelling narratives.

Franzini obviously took great care in selecting and documenting his subjects. The photos will stop you in your tracks- a diverse group of young people staring directly into the camera, each in unique locals. Each teen picked their own setting and wardrobe and was given the chance to tell their own story. It's an eye-opening look at youth culture in America today. The kids range from jocks and preps to vampires and sex workers. Every kid you went to high school with is included in the group, as well as many teens that simply defy all labels.

100 Young Americans reminded me of my own adolescence, and gave me new insight into what it's like to be a part of the instant access generation.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061192005
Author:
Franzini, Michael
Publisher:
Collins Design
Author:
by Michael Franzini
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Teenagers -- United States.
Subject:
Youth -- United States.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.22x8.42x.81 in. 2.59 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Photographer and Emmy-winning director Franzini explores the lives of the 'instant access generation' by profiling 100 teenage Americans in this dynamic, brilliantly colored volume. Consulting census data and conducting research to find the 'top 50 niches in youth culture,' Franzini selects a group of teenagers that effectively represents the diversity of American youth, encompassing 'cheerleaders, jocks, student body presidents, prom queens, nerds, band geeks, gamers, skaters, stoners, goths, punks, druggies and kids who defy all labels.' Each teen is photographed in the setting and pose of his or her choice, often to revealing effect, while the text provides information on subjects' lives, struggles and dreams: 18-year-old Kammie is an anime-loving college freshman who lost a cat to Hurricane Katrina; 15-year-old Josh from South Dakota describes the difficulties of being openly gay in high school; April Luv, the youngest prostitute at the World Famous Bunny Ranch, wants to start her own business someday; 16-year-old Joel 'says his mother wants him to spend more time with girls and less time with robots.' Other profiles reveal tales of foster home hopscotch and meth addiction as well as unimpeachable high school popularity and Beverly Hills designer living. Funny, heartbreaking, inspirational and illuminating, this countrywide cross-section provides one of most complete, accesible and stereotype-defying looks at American youth yet produced." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Mistyis a devout Christian who lectures about abstinence and virginity at high schools across the country.

Kohlhas a boyfriend named Kohl who lives in a different state. They talk online every day but have never met face to face.

Blessingemigrated from Nigeria when she was 7. She graduated at the top of her high school class and is now a Harvard pre-med freshman.

Borisgot his first tattoo at 16 and now heand#146;s addicted. At 19 he already has 35 of them.

These are just four of the many teens youand#146;ll meet in One Hundred Young Americans,the first book to paint the full picture of youth culture in America today.

Gorgeously photographed and meticulously researched, this year-long project represents photographer Michael Franziniand#146;s 30,000-mile journey in search of what it truly means to be a teenager in this hyper-connected, media-driven society. Unlike previous generations, these young people have all grown up with unprecedented access to media and information, and their private lives are more public than ever before.

Inside, you will read stories that will inspire, move, excite, and even anger you. Along this journey, you will meet people who share your experiences, who remind you of others, and who are unlike anyone you have ever met. What they ultimately have in common is that they are struggling to find their identity and become independent. They are growing up.

Prepare yourself. This is what it really means to be young in America today.

"Synopsis" by , One Hundred Young Americans" chronicles Emmy Award)-winning photographer Michael Franzinis cross-country journey in search of the answer to one question: What does it mean to be an American youth today? The answers he reveals are surprising.
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