Revisiting: Raising Them Right


What is the impact on a young woman’s life to have a child as a teenager? And how does that teen mother’s circumstances affect her children? Photographer Amanda Van Scoyoc asked these and other questions as she came to know a group of teen mothers in 2007-2008 while working as a Lewis Hine Fellow with the non-profit Roca in Chelsea, Massachussetts. Amanda asked these same questions again five years later when she brought her camera and recorder along to revisit one of those same mothers, Damaris Navaris and her child, Andrea.