"Before the pandemic, one in ten teenagers showed symptoms of depression. At the end of the first lockdown, it was one in four." Photographer Valentin Goppel depicts young lives in troubled times

Zwischen den Jahren by Valentin Goppel
(Image credit: Valentin Goppel)

A new book by photographer Valentin Goppel gives an insight into how lockdown affected the younger generation, as they transitioned from children to adults during an unprecedented time in his new book Zwischen den Jahren which translates to 'Between the Years'.

Struggling to make sense of the disorientation of lockdown life, in 2020 Goppel began taking photographs in an attempt to process his feelings. The book is made up of a combination of observed and staged scenes sharing memories during the time of the lockdown, where Goppel photographed moments he shared with friends, and family and time spent alone in the time between Christmas and New Year, of which the book is named.   

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.