All around the world, children are learning. They are learning all sorts of subjects and preparing for life and work in the world. Some children have access to excellent educational resources and possess all the tools they need for their early learning experiences. There are also students that do not have the access to a good education, and lack consistent teachers and infrastructure in their country’s school system. Education varies all around the world, whether we realize it or not.
British photographer Julian Germain traveled around the world from 2004 to 2012 and through his recent travels he photographed classrooms of students. Having them stare blankly at his camera, his intention was to create a presence where the viewer of the image could look into the eyes and faces of these youth and wonder what the future holds for them and what they will do as the next generation on this planet. His photography was recently exhibited at the Netherlands Foto Museum in Rotterdam titled “The Future is Ours.”
The artist Julian Germain’s website