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Sharon Moon and Chris Hanson enjoy a evening sunset view from Meow Wolf on July 21. Photo by Valeria Ramirez

One picture is worth a thousand words, some bright sage once said. The origins of that phrase have been traced back to Fred R. Barnard, who used the phrase in a Printers’ Ink advertising trade journal in the early 192os, though some people believe Napoleon Bonaparte may have preceded Barnard with a rougher translation of that phrase, “A good sketch is better than a long speech,” by some 125 years.

Sometimes, however, a picture or photo need only be worth a few words, as the round of photos in this week’s issue of Generation Next make clear. Four of our teen journalists set out to capture a slice of Santa Fe life in a photo image or two. Their images make it clear that our town is one of love, friendship, family and artistic expression.

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A mother pushes her son on a swing at Alto Park. Photo by Luke Chavez

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Bob Liberatore practices fire spinning at Cathedral Park. Photo by Seneca Johnston

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Beverly Berger works on a sculpture at Santa Fe Clay. Photo by Isaiah Delgado

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Santa Fe teens Alicia Garcia and Fatima Gutierrez have a photo shoot at a park on July 20. Photo by Valeria Ramirez

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Brandon Romero (right) and Noah Vilasquez (left) walking down the sidewalk with their skateboards. Photo by Isaiah Delgado