Often labeled the ‘Peter Pan’ generation, these boys have had a delayed progression into adulthood. They range in age between 18 to 26 and live in their parents homes in one of many northeastern American suburbs. Having completed university but lacking any real job prospects, their futures are uncertain. These are the Lost Boys. Photographer Liz Calvi has captured these young men at a moment of weakness and vulnerability. They have entered adulthood, but lack the self-sufficiency and independence society expects of them.
The subjects all share similar stories – having had to return to their parents home either to finish school or shortly after graduation. Calvi says while this is an issue facing a large amount of millennials, both male and female, this is more of a gender exclusive series. The group of men she photographed are still living at home, while the girls all moved on within a month or two. “I think this is because women are more independent and rising in the workplace while boys are having a gap in catching up to women’s new roles,” she explained.
Images © Liz Calvi 2014