Robb Hill

Photographer
   
Coming of Age
Location: Washington DC
Nationality: American
Biography:     When I was 11 years old I won a red ribbon at the Indiana State Fair in photography. It was for a series of photos I took of our cats. My family went to Michigan that summer for vacation, I didn’t find out about the prize... read on
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Coming of Age
Credits: robb hill
Updated: 07/31/16
Location: Chicago, Illinois

After the prom there was a party at Joe’s. It was a steamy Chicago evening, but no one had thought to get ice for the beer. Mexican music was coming from a car stereo. Despite the temperature, it was a good night to be outside, hanging with your friends. No adults, no worries, and just a couple more weeks of school.

I did not photograph much that night. Instead I talked to Sergio and Carlos and Joe and Stephanie. They were used to me being around at school but were just recently letting me accompany them into their neighborhood. We talked about cars, who was dating whom, and plans for after high school. Sergio showed me his new tattoo.

For the first time, I was no longer the white guy with a camera. They were no longer gangbangers. We were just people hanging out together on a hot summer night.

This project isn’t meant to be anything more than me hanging out with the kids, letting them be themselves in front of me.

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American Flags

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Portraits

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Iceland

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Representation Without Taxation

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Politics

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Home

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Journeys

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HomeLands

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Asian Cats

By Robb Hill / Thailand and Malaysia — In coastal Asia, cats are everywhere: hunting in alleys, relaxing in temples, and quite possibly sleeping..
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