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COLORS 76 TEENAGERS

Year: 2009

Authorship: Colors

In Colombia, John decides he wants to live like his idol, the drug baron Pablo Escobar. A group of girls from Johannesburg’s poorest suburbs get ready for the year-end ball, spending everything they have to be queens for a night. Young freaks from across the US traverse the country to meet each other, while 18-year-old David, in a gym in Slovenia, pumps his muscles a bit more before returning to his school books. Thousands of miles to the east in Cambodia, Sopheap wins a beauty contest, finally regaining her self-confidence years after she stepped on a landmine and lost a leg.

 
Every minute girls and boys across the globe discover their individuality and start off on the endless path of trying to find oneself. Colors has dedicated its 76th issue to this journey and its varied transformations. It is an issue devoted to the ambitions, dreams and defeats of teenagers in the rest of the world - to their choices, their body, their relationship with themselves and others – to the looks and dilemmas teenagers face, the society they grow up in, the tribes and groups they join or align themselves with.
 
‘Augmented reality’ is a central component of Colors 76. Just find the square black-and-white codes printed on the magazine’s pages, aim them at a webcam and access ‘augmented reality’: meet the people featured in this issue through uncut interviews and behind the scenes footage.
 

 

 

 

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