For 14 years, I photographed girls in upstate New York who were growing up the same way I did, with limited means in an American culture that promotes escapism through constant consumption.
Intricate blown glass pipes and weed-smoking oil portraits take over Chesterfield Gallery in New York.
"I had not seen or even heard of braces before coming to America. Several kids I knew had braces, and they looked like robots."
There's a reason the image of the American diner hasn't changed since the triumphant, deluded 1950s.
Brian Knappenberger's documentary The Internet's Own Boy speaks to Aaron Swartz's martyrdom and a deep strain of malevolence in American culture.