Photos of Classrooms with students around the World



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


England, Washington, Year 7 (first day), Registration


England, Erith, Year 10, English


England, Wolsingham, Year 12, English


Argentina, Buenos Aires, Grade 4, Natural Science


Saudi Arabia, Dammam, Kindergarden, Activities


Yemen, Manakha, Primary Year 2, Science Revision


Qatar, Grade 8, English


Bahrain, Saar, Grade 11, Islamic


Brazil, Cipó, Series 4, Geography


Brazil, Belo Horizonte, Series 6, Mathematics


Peru, Cusco, Primary Grade 4, Mathematics


USA, Oklahoma, Avant, Grade 4 & 5 Social Sciences


USA, St Louis, Grade 4 & 5, Geography


USA, Oklahoma, Barnsdall, Grade 4 & 5, Science


Nigeria, Kano, Ooron Dutse, Senior Islamic Secondary Level 2, Social Studies


Tokyo, Japan, Grade 5, Classical Japanese


Argentina, Buenos Aires, San Fernando, Year 3 Secondary


Taiwan, Ruei Fang Township, Kindergarten, Art


Cuba, Havana, Playa, Year 9, national television screening of film ‘Can Gamba’ (about Cuban participation in Angolan Revolution)


Germany, Düsseldorf, Year 7, English

via Kaushik @ Amazing Planet

Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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