Photographs by Serena Hoffman
This month in the farm store Cafe, enjoy photographs by Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School senior (class of 2017), Serena Hoffman. This work is a result of her senior project.
As a senior who has been learning at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School since kindergarten, the senior projects have been something I have looked forward to for years. My senior project is a collection of 20 digital photo portraits, which are an exploration of what it means to be eighteen years old. I asked the subjects of my photos, who range from the ages of six to ninety: “What does it mean to be 18?” Their responses shaped this project, and how I think about the age which I currently am. The combination of photography (which is an art form I have loved for years), portraits, and a short interview to accompany every photo, create a project that has both challenged me and taught me, and is a culmination to my education at Hawthorne Valley.