School Portrait, Rwanda

In February 2015 I travelled to Rwanda with the charity Friends of Rwandan Rugby, to photograph the annual coaching tour. Whilst there, I also undertook a personal project; making portraits of the school children that I met and photographing the school buildings and environments. I am interested in making work that looks forward to Rwanda’s future as embodied in these young people and in picturing the state schooling infrastructure and other agencies that have been set up since the genocide of 1994. This is the the very beginning of an ongoing project; following further research, I hope to return to Rwanda next year to develop the ideas encountered on a first visit to the country.

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