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Photos of Classrooms with students around the World

Thursday 10.04.2012 , Posted by

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

Written by Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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