Jennifer Osborne: Net Generation

Rehab for gaming addiction in Beijing, China

Towards the end of 2011 I reviewed the portfolio of a photographer who suggested I might like the work of a young woman who had assisted him, and I was happy to be formally introduced to Jennifer Osborne. I had heard Jen speak about her work in the summer of 2010 at Aperture as part of the program around the publication of the book ‘reGeneration: tomorrow’s photographers today’; I was moved by her series ‘Tough Blood’ about the mentally ill, suicide-prone residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. However, I chose this project, Net Generation, which she photographed in July 2009, to kick off the new year. May you and yours be sane and healthy.