a photo essay by Caroline Berry
Caroline Berry studied art and photography at UCLA in the early sixties. She has a BA in visual communications from San Francisco State University where she studied photojournalism. She survives by working part time as a dental hygienist and spends her summers in Marin County and winters in Mexico, where she paints and photographs the Mexican world.
"Turning Twelve" was a project that was inspired by watching my daughter and my daughter's sixth grade friends teeter on the brink of the chasm between carefree childhood and hormone-ruled adolescence. It was beautiful and painful to observe, and I wanted to capture the poignancy of that important transition in a girl's life through my photographs.