When I saw this great shot by American photographer Jason Stokes I initially saw my daughter represented in the girl, and then the road leading into the distance made me think of the Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere", and the following parts of the lyrics came to mind:
And we're not little children
And we know what we want
And the future is certain
Give us time to work it out
As an educator I feel that today's teenagers have it much harder than we did in the choices they have to make about their future. They have little support and few opportunities, and this photograph captures that sentiment perfectly.
Jason is a really talented portrait photographer who manages to go beyond producing a simple likeness of a person. I recommend you use the link above to see this image on 500px and then take your time to browse through the rest of his work. You won't regret it. Also, you can also see more on his website, Facebook page, Instagram account and Twitter: