IMG_8259-ANGELHanjing (Angel) Zheng was born in China and moved to the United States at the age of 7. Angel is now a Junior at Brooklyn Technical High School. Angel has always had a love for photography (Future Imagemakers / ICP). She works in both digital and film photography, loves exploring and good food, is easily distracted, and is a somewhat caffeine dependent life form. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Our system of education does not allow an individual to be seen as a person but rather just as a number. Each of the students’ visibility as an individual is eclipsed by his/her membership in a system that highly values numbers over everything. In this series I examine the extent of the problem first hand and examine the effects of the system on students. We are trained to take tests and accomplish that one number. At the end of the day should that be the only thing that matters? We are not robots. We are each our own person.

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