Boarding House Parents
Project info

I've spent the past few months as artist-in-residence at a UK Independent Boarding School. A part of my experience at Uppingham that I will never forget is the uniqueness of the lunch system here. It’s an enjoyable break in the day to come together with colleagues before and after lunch for tea. I find myself placed in an environment I could not have even imagined. There’s something about being welcomed by the house parents in their personal living-room space that creates a wholesome atmosphere. Each housemaster or mistress brings something different to the table, and their spaces reflect that diversity. They essentially take on the role of parents to about 50 kids who all live in the house. Their private homes are attached to the school boarding house, and in their living rooms, they welcome their weekly lunch guests, parents, and other members of the school. I decided to photograph these incredible people in these livingroom spaces.