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Photographing education across the globe, one classroom at a time.

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Julian Germain travelled around the world taking snaps of classrooms in every city he visited.
'Classrom Portraits' began in schools in North East England in 2004 and was extended to schools throughout the UK the following year. Since then the archive has grown to include schools from North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.
The comparison of different realities, cultures & environments between the different schools and countries is fantastic and what makes this project fabulous.

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  • Hillary Newman

    Wow, what a cool photo series. I wish there was a mini description about what was going on in the classroom.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    The idea of capturing different types of school uniforms intrigues me. In this series- it's a mix of culture and uniformity that you see reflected in Qatar, Yemen, Nigeria, and Peru. Really fascinating that Brazil, The Netherlands, Germany, and Cuba seemed to have one of the only diverse classrooms out of this set. I love the Kindergarten classroom in Saudi Arabia with the indoor treehouse and computers- and fun uniforms! The corgi in the Taiwanese art classroom is out of this world.