An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World

What began as a quiet photography project in Northeast England quickly developed into a worldwide photojournalistic commentary on the 500 year old institution of in-classroom education. From Ethiopia to Yemen to Russia to Missouri, when we look at the classrooms featured in this wonderful photo series, we aren’t just viewing desks and chairs. We’re looking at the future.

In his portraitures, Germain made sure not to tell the students how to “be” or have the classroom pre-arranged to fit a specific vision, nor did he break a school’s time tables. When asked if a particular encounter stuck out to him, Germain cited a visit at a school in Yemen. Upon arriving, Germain asked a Yemeni boy if he liked school, and the child responded with an enthusiastic, so-obvious-it’s-not-even-funny “of course”. Said Germain to the interviewer, “His response was just so different from that of any child from a developed country where school is routine. It’s very simplistic, but in so many ways, we rich folk just don’t know how lucky we are, do we?”

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Ethiopia, Gambella Elementary School, Gambella
Ethiopia, Gambella Elementary School, Gambella

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Bahrain, Saar, Grade 11, Islamic
Bahrain, Saar, Grade 11, Islamic

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Argentina, Buenos Aires, Grade 4, Natural Science
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Grade 4, Natural Science

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Cuba, Escuela Primaria Angela Landa, Old Havana
Cuba, Escuela Primaria Angela Landa, Old Havana

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Germany, Düsseldorf, Year 7, English
Germany, Düsseldorf, Year 7, English

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Bangladesh, Jessore Zilla School, Jessore
Bangladesh, Jessore Zilla School, Jessore

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Brazil, Belo Horizonte, Series 6, Mathematics
Brazil, Belo Horizonte, Series 6, Mathematics

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - England, Seaham, Reception and Year 1, Structured Play
England, Seaham, Reception and Year 1, Structured Play

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Holland, Drouwenermond, Primary Year 5, 6, 7 & 8, History
Holland, Drouwenermond, Primary Year 5, 6, 7 & 8, History

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Tokyo, Japan, Grade 5, Classical Japanese
Tokyo, Japan, Grade 5, Classical Japanese

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - United States, Beaumont High School, St Louis, Missouri
United States, Beaumont High School, St Louis, Missouri

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Holland, Heerenveen, Secondary Year 1, Sports Day
Holland, Heerenveen, Secondary Year 1, Sports Day

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Nigeria, Kano, Ooron Dutse, Senior Islamic Secondary Level 2, Social Studies
Nigeria, Kano, Ooron Dutse, Senior Islamic Secondary Level 2, Social Studies

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Nigeria, Kuramo Junior College, Victoria Island, Lagos
Nigeria, Kuramo Junior College, Victoria Island, Lagos

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Peru, Tiracanchi, Secondary Grade 2, Mathematics
Peru, Tiracanchi, Secondary Grade 2, Mathematics

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Qatar, Grade 10, Religion
Qatar, Grade 10, Religion

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Russia, School No 63, Kalininsky District, St Petersburg
Russia, School No 63, Kalininsky District, St Petersburg

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Saudi Arabia, Dammam, Kindergarden, Activities
Saudi Arabia, Dammam, Kindergarden, Activities

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Spain, Colegio de Educación Público, Estados Unidos de América Huarte de San Juan, Madrid
Spain, Colegio de Educación Público, Estados Unidos de América Huarte de San Juan, Madrid

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Taiwan, Min-sheng Junior High School, Taipei
Taiwan, Min-sheng Junior High School, Taipei

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - USA, Oklahoma, Avant, Grade 4 & 5 Social Sciences
USA, Oklahoma, Avant, Grade 4 & 5 Social Sciences

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Yemen, Manakha, Primary Year 2, Science Revision
Yemen, Manakha, Primary Year 2, Science Revision

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World - Yemen, Al Ishraq Primary, Akamat Al Me’gab
Yemen, Al Ishraq Primary, Akamat Al Me’gab

All classroom photos can be found at Julian Germain’s website

Source: All That Is Interesting

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