Photography: Places of Education: Private Education
It is the American ideal that one can rise above their class if they work hard enough in school. Anyone can be president, or anything they wish to be. These structures, meant to be the building blocks of one's future, are the supposedly egalitarian basis for opportunity. In this series of photographs of public and private schools I investigate how educational institutions reflect deep contrasts in learning environments between economic classes. By photographing these various places of learning without human presence I hoped to create a stage-like atmosphere, where the historical and cultural trappings of these settings can be on full display.