Youth is a stage of life for personal development and social placement, which is enabled through social measures and necessary through social structural problems - Harry Friebel
Photographer Fabian Weiss’s new book, Wolfskinder, explores the adolescent welfare system in Germany.
The most important question for me was: What makes these kids get into the care of the youth welfare service? Which factors lead, in the eyes of an bureaucrat, to an unstable path? Are there any repetitive causes?
The title, Wolfskinder (wolf children)…alludes to the common practice of sending troubled teenagers to remote areas in the countryside to get them away from their mostly urban backgrounds.