Thanks for posting the image. When I was thinking about future images I thought about Mark. Glad you picked her.
In this image its the eyes. The eyes of the girl frighten me a little. I don't know if I want to know the experiences behind those eyes. They look far older then the real age of the girl. The boy(?) perhaps for a moment pretending to be someone else, wishing to be someone else.
I always go back and forth on the issue of exploitation with this type of photography. I remeber seeing Diane Arbus' images of institutionalized retarded adults for the first time 20 years ago and being sort of shocked.
Now when I look at them I see a certain innocence and diginity in the people photographed. They seem today to be very caring images.