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What Millennials Around The World Actually Look Like

The quarterlife crisis just might be the universal language.

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Brooklyn-based photographers Alan Winslow and Morrigan McCarthy have been traveling around the world interviewing millennials — people born between 1980 and 1995 — and taking their portraits for their project The Geography of Youth.

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For the global premiere of their participatory public art portrait at Photoville in Brooklyn, NY from September 18th-28th, they invited six photographers from around the world to contribute one portrait and one interview a day to the project.

Anthony

Alan Winslow

Name: Anthony

Age: 24

I am from: Brooklyn, NY, USA

I currently live in: Brooklyn, NY, USA

I currently live with: Roommate

Level of education completed: College

Occupation: Financial Analyst

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes, I guess

If so, when do you think you became an adult? Probably a month ago

10 years from now I see myself: Figuring out how to afford to live in the neighborhood I grew up in.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want
out of life?
Likely because I'll probably change what I think I want to match

where I am eventually.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Not to repeat toxic patterns I grew up around and not to internalize the fear or violence I see.

Claire

Duncan Harvey

Name: Claire

Age: 28

I am from: Australia

I currently live in: Scotland

I currently live with: An interesting group of adults

Level of education completed: Tertiary

Occupation: Drama teacher

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes

When do you think you became an adult? When I took ownership of my choices and in turn my happiness.

10 years from now I see myself: Exactly where I am meant to be.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Likely – everything unfolds as it should.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? I don't want to concern you with my concerns.

Alvin

Amanda Suitono

Name: Alvin

Age: 21

I am from: Jakarta, Indonesia

I currently live in: Jakarta, Indonesia

I currently live with: my family

Level of education completed: Bachelor of Arts

Occupation: Surviving

Do you consider yourself an adult? No. Not yet.

When do you think you will become an adult? As simple as when I can pay my own bills.

10 years from now I see myself: Living my life to the fullest, and sharing it with the one I love.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out
of life?
Like The Rolling Stones, “You can’t always get what you want. But

if you try sometimes, well you might find. You get what you need.”

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Life itself.

Velma

Joe Were

Name: Velma

Age: I'm twentysomething

I am from: Nairobi, Kenya

I currently live in: Nairobi, Kenya

I currently live with: It depends... On weekends I'm with my friends but most of the time I live with my parents.

Level of education completed: Masters in Media Production

Occupation: I do many things, I've dipped my fingers in this fashion pie but right now I curate for a New York company that shall go unnamed for

now. I also do marketing for @adeledejak who is absolutely brilliant.

Do you consider yourself an adult? No... I think I'm still a child.

When do you think you will become an adult? I'm never growing up...I love who I

am. I'm comfortable.

10 years from now I see myself: In space. Floating around this great vacuum. By that time I think they will have shopping malls.

Güvenç

Umit Savas

Name: Güvenç

Age: 34

I am from: İzmir, Turkey

I currently live in: İstanbul, Turkey

I currently live with: Timothy (my cat)

Level of education: MA in European Studies

Occupation: Consultant

Do you consider yourself an adult: Yes but not always

If so, when do you think you became an adult: When I moved away from my family to study in university

10 years from now I see myself: with a dog and a calmer life

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out
of life:
I am happy in my life right now, I do not have great ambitions

Biggest concern in your life right now: finding more time to travel, keeping

healthy, spending more time with my sister

Hyosung

Juanita Hong

Name: Hyosung

Age: 28

I am from: Seoul, SK

I currently live in: Seoul, SK

I currently live with: Alone, finally! (I moved out of my parent's house in January)

Level of education completed: Masters Degree in Education

Occupation: English teacher in an elementary school

Do you consider yourself an adult? Not yet!

If not, when do you think you will become an adult? Never? I think I am becoming an adult, but I don’t know when I'll be a perfect one.

10 years from now I see myself: Hopefully enjoying my life more than now.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Likely. I am an optimistic person. Recently I've been trying to do things I was always

afraid of doing before. I believe that this will be helpful to get what I want out of life.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? How to get rid of my fears of creating something, such as writing movie reviews, drawing, making movies, and writing music. These are things I have always been afraid of doing because I thought that you have to do it perfectly. I will try to take it one step at a time.

Tiara

Morrigan McCarthy

Name: Tiara.

Age: 23.

I am from: Brooklyn, NY, USA.

I currently live in: Brooklyn, NY, USA.

I currently live with: Myself and my son.

Level of education completed: High school diploma.

Occupation: Sales associate.

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes.

When do you think you became an adult? You become an adult when you pay your own bills and take on your own responsibilities.

10 years from now I see myself: Owning my own house and having a career.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Very likely. You can get whatever you want if you put your mind to it.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? My son growing up in this corrupt world.

Ludovic

Zahrah Thahira

Name: Ludovic

Age: 23

I am from: Indonesia.

I currently live in: Jakarta, Indonesia.

Education completed: first year in college.

Occupation: Entrepreneur.

Do you consider yourself an adult? Sometimes.

When do you think you will become an adult? When I like to think about my life in the future and imagine the forthcoming needs.

When do you think you will become an adult? Very soon.

10 years from now I see myself: have a happy family, happy life with my best wife, and become a successful entrepreneur.

Do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Very likely. I just need to learn again and again, & will not stop trying before what I wanted hasn't been achieved, essence of hard work and patience to deal with it.

What is your biggest concern in your life right now? My father and my sister... I will make them happy as much as possible while I'm still here.

Mazharul

Morrigan McCarthy

Name: Mazharul

Age: 19

I am from: Bangladesh.

I currently live in: Bronx, NY, USA.

I currently live with: Parents

Level of education completed: 2nd year BS.

Occupation: Student.

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes.

When do you think you became an adult? When I was 15.

10 years from now I see myself: Successful dentist.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? If all

of my hard work pays off I think it will be very likely.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Starting the fall semester.

Edward

Alan Winslow

Name: Edward

Age: 26

I am from: Long Island, NY, USA

I currently live in: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Level of education completed: B.A.

Occupation: Associate Literary Agent

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes.

If so, when do you think you became an adult? When I realized that

the world and people you love keep on, even after you've stopped talking. That you can clock back in, catch up, and help out.

10 years from now I see myself: Probably out of NY-moving at the same pace, but with a little more satisfaction.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Very likely- my father feeds strain/stress, but he is able to move through his life now with a real sense of surprise/enjoyment. If he can than I can.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Getting in my own way.

Axel

Amanda Sutiono

Name: Axel

Age: 22

I am from: Jakarta, Indonesia

I currently live in: Jakarta, Indonesia

I currently live with: my family

Level of education completed: Bachelor of arts

Occupation: obsessive compulsive aesthetic perfectionists

Do you consider yourself an adult? Not yet

When do you think you will become an adult? Being an adult in my opinion

is a mindset and a process I am going through, there are so many life lessons and responsibilities I am yet to learn that will eventually build me to become an adult (hopefully before i reach my 30's)

10 years from now I see myself: as a happy and independent man who has strived to taste the sweet sensation of The Big Apple.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Very very likely duh ! Its important to dream big.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? The choices I make is sort of symbolic to a color palette that works, my concern is will the combination of choices I make help me to shape an ideal future that will work for myself or not.

Hyun

Juanita Hong

Name: Hyun

Age: 34

I am from: Samcheok

I currently live in: Gangneung

I currently live with: Spouse, kids

Level of education completed: College

Occupation: Office worker

Do you consider yourself an adult? Sometimes

If so, when do you think you became an adult? After getting married and while raising my kids, I ask and answer my own questions to myself about my actions and the decisions I make.

10 years from now I see myself: I'll still be a wife and a working mom in this society.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? 80%.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? What I'm doing right now. Am I doing well in my career and with my family? Am I really doing well?

Anita

Joe Were

Name: Anita

Age: 24

I am from: Nairobi

I currently live in: NairobI

I currently live with: My mum

Level of education completed: Masters in International Marketing

Occupation: I'm a Fashion and beauty blogger

Do you consider yourself an adult? Ummmm.. Yes

When do you think you became an adult? When I completed my MBA. It was fulfilling. Looking for a job makes the struggle even more real. It's a tough world out

here so growing up is essential.

10 years from now I see myself: Married with children, successful in my field of business and life in general, doing what I love most: something to do with fashion, beauty and/or natural hair.. I also like to travel so I think I will have seen quite a big chunk of the world by then.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Very likely. The Kenyan fashion/beauty industry is at its infancy stage which provides the perfect opportunity for me to grow with it. I think I will be considered as those people who were in it when it started. Also, many Kenyan women are starting to embrace their natural hair, which means that there are business opportunities out there. We need to take advantage of this... I need to take advantage of this.. Through hard

work, perfectionism and willingness to take risks, it's all possible. Opportunities are endless. I'm quite hopeful.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Not being able to do what I love, and being confined to something I'm not interested in... That's about it.

Berend and Milan

Duncan Harvey

Name: Berend

Age: 22

I am from: Bergen, Netherlands

I currently live in: Amsterdam

I currently live with: My Computer

Level of education completed: Middle School (High School)

Occupation: Student in computer sciences

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes

When do you think you became an adult? I became an adult when I started living on

my own

10 years from now I see myself: Programming computer games

in the countryside with a wife (my girlfriend hopefully)

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? (Explain.) I think it's somewhat likely, just if I keep an open mind to it. I think a lot of

people get stuck in a job that pays alright and gives them comfort. It's

something that keeps you from getting all out of life.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Whether I'll be able to make any money with the study I'm rolled into. I sometimes fear that the game industry will

be over-saturated when I'm finished with school.

Name: Milan

Age: 22

I am from: Bergen, Holland

I currently live in: Amsterdam

Level of education completed: I am currently in my undergraduate right now

Occupation: Student

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes

When do you think you became an adult? After I came back from a half year study exchange programme in the US

10 years from now I see myself: I hope to have my own company and a

family

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you
want out of life? (Explain
.) I think that having my own company will be no

problem, having my own family will be more of an issue.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? I don't have a lot of concerns. I'm single tho, and having a girlfriend would be nice.

Belinda

Zahrah Thahira

Name: Belinda

Age: 21

I am From: Jakarta, Indonesia.

I currently live in: Jakarta.

I currently live with: Family

Level of education completed: SHS

Occupation: Student

Do you consider yourself an adult? Nope.

When do you think you will become an adult? One day if I become independent and making my own decisions all by myself.

10 years from now I see myself: Life-long Learner.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I'm so confident about that. Knowing that I’m pretty much serious studying so that i can make my dreams come true.

What is your biggest concern in your life right now? Education.

Sara

Umit Savas

Name: Sara

Age: 33

I am from: Bari, Puglia, Italy

I currently live in: my city, Bari

I currently live with: sometimes with my parents, sometimes with Vinny, my fiancé.Level of education: II Italian level degree of Art history

Occupation: Art Historian and Social Media Manager

Do you consider yourself an adult? Not completely yet!

If so, when do you think you became an adult: I think I will if I'll become a mother

10 years from now I see myself: Maybe with a son but I hope to see and feel me calm and free, remaining "responsibly mad" like I feel now

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life: Step by step I've reached some little satisfactions. Step by step I hope to reach

other bigger aims in the following years

Biggest concern in your life right now: keeping my job and hobbies that make me happy and keep my family healthy.

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