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:
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.