Singing the national anthem. © Ben Quinton

Perhaps it is just because I taught in a Kenyan High School in the Rift Valley a decade ago and it remains one of the most formative experiences of my life that I am so taken with Ben Quinton‘s art-docu series, The British Abroad.

By comparison, St Andrews School, which Quinton depicts is better equipped than the schools I visited (the swimming pool being the big giveaway).

The evocation of weather, multiple generations, institutional routine, the mix but not a clash per se of cultures and the vestiges of colonialism all make this an interesting portfolio.

I’d be interested to know if others enjoyed The British Abroad as much as I.

Found in the current issue of Seesaw Magazine.

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