Back in 2016, I created this photo series for UCU’s ROOTS festival, aimed at celebrating the international background of the college’s students. They asked me to create a project within this theme, so I asked around 60 students to pose in front of a picture that they considered to symbolize their “roots”. Below are my 20 favorite photos along with the students’ quotes. Scroll through them and get a unique glance into the lives of these young internationals!

Sidenote: I also utilize this concept of representing nationalities or roots for clients! Think your (international) workplace might be interested in a representation like this of its employees? Contact me!