If there's one good thing about living in the digital age - where every single moment of our lives can be documented on Facebook and Instagram for the world to see - it's that we have the power to delete terrible photos instantly!
In Ye Olden Days of Photography, such was not the case - and there are more than a million awkward and ill-timed photos to pay homage to the decades where pics were taken with film and no one was quite sure what the image would look like until it was developed and way, way too late.
Hence, terrible school photos forever capturing childhood and adolescence were born. The only way to get rid of them is to burn them, and we're pretty sure that's what a lot of these people wanted to do.
Actually, we're pretty sure a lot of people were proud of these photos at the time they were taken, and we can't quite decide if that's a good thing (yay self-esteem!) or a bad thing (boooo delusional people!).
So you decide. Take a look at the 35 most awkward school photos EVER in the gallery above, and know two things:
- Your photos probably AREN'T as bad as this.
- EVERYBODY had an awkward phase.
Just in case awkward school photos weren't enough humiliation, some parents actually went all the way and included everyone in these awkward family photos: