Nine lives continues to go global
Posted on December 7, 2017 by Robin Hammond
Robin photographed 80 nine-year-olds in eight countries around the world for National Geographic‘s January cover story. He photographed equal numbers of boys and girls, and also looked for other kinds of diversity: geographic, ethnic, socio-economic. He asked each child the same nine questions about how being a boy or a girl played out in their everyday lives.
“Nine-year-olds are old enough to articulate their lives, but [they’re] not quite adolescents,” Hammond says. “We thought this age was an interesting time to ask them about their feelings about their gender.”