2015 Emerging Photography Contender: Tytia Habing

For This Is Boy, Illinois-based photographer Tytia Habing records the childhood adventures of her young son, allowing him to occupy a realm that is at once intimate and unfamiliar. 

Writes Habing in her Artist Statement, “When I first became pregnant, I secretly hoped for a girl. I got a boy. That was over seven years ago now. My life has since been filled with dirt, broken toys, shoes full of sand, sticks, scraped knees, cut up cardboard boxes, mud, toy guns, dinky cars and a never ending sense of amazement at this foreign little creature I brought into the world. This is boy.” 

All images © Tytia Habing

Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of one photographer who has applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award.

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