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The Lost Years

  • Prize
    Gold in Special/Smartphone Photography, 2nd Place winner in Special
  • Photographer
    Laurie Freitag
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"The Lost Years' documents the years that most adults cannot remember, before the age of seven-years-old.

As nanny & documenter of the child's day, I am a witness to many of the moments that get overlooked. These are images of the children and their friends in Los Angeles, CA.

In spite of stay-at-home orders for Covid-19 in 2020, the children I documented were still able to be kids and I was there to record those moments. It will be interesting to see if, as adults, they remember what they are told of the pandemic, or of these days that I documented."

Laurie Freitag is a self-taught, digital photographer making pictures with her iPhone based in Los Angeles, California. Her early years, spent in the Bronx, Coney Island & Far Rockaway, influence her work with themes of family, childhood, memory & home.

Laurie was listed as 1 of 20 best female photographers for 2021 ('The Lost Years' series) by The Phoblographer Magazine.

Laurie has 2 active series, 'Silver Lake Kids:The Lost Years' (documenting childhood before the age of 7-years-old which most of us cannot remember) and also the botanicals 'In the Garden at Chislehurst'.

Awards 2022 Julia Margaret Cameron, Winner, (Series/Portraits)

2021 Hot 100, YourDailyPhotograph, Daniel Miller online

2021, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Gold/Second Place,Series, Smartphone, (The Lost Years portraits)

2021, Top 20 Finalist, Summer, Focus Photo L.A. (In the Garden at Chislehurst)

Her series, ‘In the Garden at Chislehurst’ is represented by tbe Susan Spiritus Gallery.