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Photo Series of Students Posing in Their Housing Around the World

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Images Connect is an international photo project by photographer Henny Boogert that explores the similarities and differences between the places students call home around the world.

Boogert believes that all students worldwide share the same goals: to move forward and establish a career. Their housing — be it a room, an apartment or a hut — is as universal as those goals, and the Images Connect project aims to highlight that universality.

Boogert visited 10 countries to capture all of his images: Kenya, Russia, Moldova, Cuba, Bolivia, the Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Italy and his home country of the Netherlands. And even though he chose such a diverse selection of countries, he found much the same thing everywhere he went.

“A bed, a small seating area, some posters on the wall and clutter on the ground,” a representation of those goals and, in some cases, the sacrifices required to reach them:

Rasul, Marat and Oleg from Russia

Rasul, Marat and Oleg from Russia

Anna Oparina, Mihaela Solovei, Ann Filatova and an unidentified friend from Chisinau, Moldova

Anna Oparina, Mihaela Solovei, Ann Filatova and an unidentified friend from Chisinau, Moldova

Carmen Luz from Santa Clara, Cuba

Carmen Luz from Santa Clara, Cuba

Angelica Simeone from Napoli, Italy

Angelica Simeone from Napoli, Italy

Catherine Lee from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Catherine Lee from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Yusta from Nairobi, Kenya

Yusta from Nairobi, Kenya

Evelin Esther Veliz Escobar from Cochabamba, Bolivia

Evelin Esther Veliz Escobar from Cochabamba, Bolivia

Zeeshan Farooqui from Mumbai, India

Zeeshan Farooqui from Mumbai, India

Frances Sheryn Cabuyoo from Manila, Philippines

Frances Sheryn Cabuyoo from Manila, Philippines

Sueiras from Havana, Cuba

Sueiras from Havana, Cuba

Angie Kamuyu from Nairobi, Kenya

Angie Kamuyu from Nairobi, Kenya

Wouter Wilbrink from Groningen, Netherlands

Wouter Wilbrink from Groningen, Netherlands

Giuseppe Migliaccio from Napoli, Italy

Giuseppe Migliaccio from Napoli, Italy

Kris Anne Estoesta from Manilla, Philippines

Kris Anne Estoesta from Manilla, Philippines

Marina Vyrskaya from Moscow, Russia

Marina Vyrskaya from Moscow, Russia

Eugeni Castravet from Chisinau, Moldova

Eugeni Castravet from Chisinau, Moldova

Carla Andrea Vergara Loizaga from Cochabamba, Bolivia

Carla Andrea Vergara Loizaga from Cochabamba, Bolivia

Douglas Yam Tin Yi, Bosco Kuo Ko Wai and Eric Ng Chung Wing from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Douglas Yam Tin Yi, Bosco Kuo Ko Wai and Eric Ng Chung Wing from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Siddharth Joshi from Mumbai, India

Siddharth Joshi from Mumbai, India

For each person he photographed, Boogert also put together a small about page with more info about each person and sometimes even a video that shows them going about their daily lives. To see the rest of the pictures and/or get better acquainted with the students above, head over to the Image Connect website by clicking here.


Image credits: Photographs by Henny Boogert and used with permission.