‘Public School’ is an ongoing exploration into the lives of children between the ages of 7 and 18 at elite boarding schools across England. Steeped in tradition and ritual, the schools encourage the adoption of an ideal model of English civility, often at the expense of individuality. These images document the order, control and rigidity of a wellmaintained institution. But behind the glossy facade there is a creeping tension between the antiquated and modern, adolescence and adulthood, labour and conservative.
Victoria Hely-Hutchinson is a British photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been commissioned by The New York Times Magazine, Dazed and Confused and Burberry and exhibited at Sasha Wolf Gallery and Aperture in New York. She is currently a post-graduate student in photography at Yale. website.