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Photo Series of Students Posing in Their Housing Around the World

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Imagesconnect.org

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.

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