School dress codes: when religion is banned but all else seems fair game…

While France’s bans on head scarves and veils are on trial again, these portraits of teenage students throughout Europe capture common struggles to define one’s individuality through codes, labels and signs. Photographer Catherine Balet traveled to schools in Paris, London, Berlin, Barcelona and Milan — exploring what passes for acceptable fashion for schools. See and read more in LensCulture.

 

Identity © Catherine BaletFrom the Identity series © Catherine Balet

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