Limen is a Latin word that means threshold, something that marks a passage
between two different spaces. It also describe the beginning of a new state,
entering something that is still unknown.
Boys and girls aged between 11 and 14 years old experience the metamorphosis
from childhood to adolescence, developing with puberty a new physical appearance
– which may look both promising and unsettling,
and building their own personal vision of the world.
In this phase the naivety of the tender age is gradually abandoned,
the bond with parents is more and more loose and a process of elaboration takes place,
leading them to a new identity and anticipating their future life as young adults.
These pictures aim to capture this instant of revelation, the faint awareness
of independence and the discovery of a private internal space.