The Education

Tzu-Chun Chang | Taiwan

The Education is a book about cultural genocide and the inspiration came from many colonial histories around the world. Since the most common method for the oppressors to control a place is through education, therefore, it is aimed to show how the education system erases a certain culture’s identity.

The images in this book are combined with hand-drawn illustrations and digital textures to create nostalgic and timeworn feelings, to imply the character’s identity had become history. The first thing came into my mind was photo albums, hence I use photographs to separate two time frames—the past and the presence. As for the text, it is written from the oppressor's viewpoints to make the contrast from the images.

Cambridge school of art
MA children's book illustration
Graduation: 2020