Lots of fun things happen where I go to work, Hwasun Jae-il Elementary School. Kids practice traditional Korean instruments, make noise in class with handmade electronic science projects, get super competitive about any sport whatsoever, invent games with the intent to hit each other, and show me things on their tablet-like cell phones I never knew existed. They can be both angels and demons, cleaning the entire classroom with no reminders needed everyday, yet sometimes coming to class with tears in their eyes after a verbal girl fight.
My big challenge is to take candid shots of these kids. Their natural instinct is to throw up the peace sign if they so much as smell a camera nearby. I've got a lot more pictures of my students, but here are a few I got where I was mostly able to avoid detection. These are from a few events: talent show, Halloween, sport day, and English contest.