How bad are your prom photos? Mine don't exist, since I never took part in the awkward American ritual (I had plenty of awkwardness in my day-to-day life). But I have always been intrigued by the whole idea of it. What does someone's prom photo have to say about who they were at sixteen? In this video, photographer Mary Ellen Mark captures the lives of prom-goers. She shot each of the portraits with a 400-pound Polaroid 20x24 Land Camera. The 127 portraits were taken at 13 different schools. You can see some of the final images below. She took them between 2006 and 2009, but I would have guessed that they were older. What do you think?