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A very young boy sitting in a baby stroller playing games on a smartphone while his parents play carnival games at the 2015 Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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Baby's First Smartphone

I am rarely shocked by anything in our world today, but I admit that I was taken aback by this scene. This little boy is young enough to ride in a baby stroller, but his parents have him playing games on a smartphone to keep him occupied while they play a carnival game at the 2015 Three Rivers Festival.

When I was a public school teacher, I saw high school and middle school students so thoroughly enthralled by their smartphones and the music, social media, and videos they access through them that they are barely able to function in the real world. Saddens me to see one so young already being pushed down that rabbit hole.

The Three Rivers Festival takes place every summer in July at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. I go every year and photograph people at the festival. I made this photograph in the evening, as it was getting close to sunset.





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