picturing home in seven languages

In March 2014, seven foreign exchange high school students living with American Field School (AFS) host families worked alongside seven Duke University students studying Literacy Through Photography. Together the international group explored cultural meanings and symbols of HOME. They first agreed on a word related to home for every letter from A to Z and then made visual illustrations for their words. Students drew upon their many languages–French, Spanish, English, Russian, German, Chinese and Thai–in representing their ideas of home. (click on the images below to view larger versions)

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