In this issue, we take an up-close look at Generation Z and teen culture today. In the end, here’s what we found: a real and raunchy take on being a girl, a desire to undo all-things-d, new pressure to be part of the “out crowd”, what it’s like to be 16 and coding, digital spirituality, and the new bleeding edge. We hope you enjoy this issue of Humanly, and be on the lookout for Issue 03.
Anja Matthes is a photographer in Brooklyn, who traveled with Culture Co-op for three weeks to photograph many of the Gen Zs in this issue of Humanly. She is passionate about using documentary photography to tell the stories of marginalized groups, from widows in India to LGBTQ youth of color in NYC. www.anjamatthes.com
Research Now is the sponsoring partner for Humanly, Issue 02. Research now enables data-driven decision making for its clients through permission-based access to millions of deeply-profiled consumers using online, mobile, social media and behavorial technology platforms. www.researchnow.com
Rob Williamson has lived and worked in San Fransisco for the past 10 years and is always looking forward to the next adventure, camera in tow. www.robistall.com
Brandon Ambrosino is a writer and professional dancer. He has written for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, TIME, the New Republic, the Daily Beast, and Vox. @BrandonAmbro
Anna Kristina Moseidjord is a 16-year-old high school junior in Oakland, California. She speaks fluent Norwegian, and loves long-distance back-country adventures. This is her first byline.
Sophie VanDerburgh is a 16-year-old high school senior. She plans to pursue a degree in social work, with a minor in women and gender studies.
Ty Hudson is a photographer in Charlotte, North Caroline. He loves fashion and music, and is part of the creative label 98 Hood. He will definitely blow up sometime soon.