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Classroom Portaits From Around The World: By Julian Germain

Ongoing series of photographs by Julian Germain portrays classroom from around the world. They trigger your own memories from the school days and also put them into wider perspective. Beautiful insight to different cultures, social and economic circumstances that create unique environment for teachers and their students.


“…the power of the images is in their direct connection to the viewer. We remember our own schooldays and wonder what happened to our own classmates. By presenting different pupils, different schools, different year groups, Germain asks questions about contemporary educational practices and social divisions. Already we can imagine the life trajectories of some of these young people. Here are faces full of hope and promise. Here also, is the silent threat of failure. Aspiration competes with apathy…” – Tom Shakespeare. Archive Magazine

To see more of Germain’s work, visit his official website

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