School II, Italy

2010-2012, 2016
After finishing my series School I felt the urge to photograph the secondary School as a phenomena in other European countries as well.

School

Photography by Raimond Wouda
Publisher: Nazraeli Press, USA 2009
Printed in China
Foreword and edited by Martin Parr
Copies: 1000
ISBN: 978-1-59005-241-9
Hardcover, 28,8 cm x 33 cm
60 pages, 35 color pictures

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School

Photography by Raimond Wouda
Publisher: Nazraeli Press, USA 2009
Printed in China
Foreword and edited by Martin Parr
Copies: 1000
ISBN: 978-1-59005-241-9
Hardcover,
28,8 cm x 33 cm
60 pages, 35 color pictures

sold out

School

2002-2007
I photographed in numerous secondary schools in the Netherlands, both in the provinces and the Randstad conurbation for my series School. I consciously avoided photographing in classes and focused instead on places in which pupils relax between lessons and are able to be themselves. During breaks these areas rapidly fill up with dozens of pupils. I depicted these clusters of young people from high vantage points: I placed a camera on a tripod high on a ladder and remained on the ground where I took pictures by remote control at specific moments. These pictures show groups of pupils huddled together and throw contemporary Dutch youth in a completely new light. Interaction between individuals, formation of groups, clothing and hairstyles: everything is captured in a single picture. Apart from providing a unique snapshot of a particular period, the series offers a sociological survey of young Holland in a modern variation on the traditional Dutch militia corps portrait.

The book “School” is published by Nazraeli Press in march 2009

A review by Jeffrey Ladd can be read here:
http://5b4.blogspot.com/2009/06/school-by-raimond-wouda.html