CHALKBOARDS

Chasing Chalkboards was a documentary portrait project where Sophie Merkens photographed people she encountered on her travels and asked them to draw or write on the chalkboard what they most wanted in life. The photographic journey spanned 5 continents, resulting in over 400 portraits.

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AMERICA

AMERICA

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

BOLIVIA

BOLIVIA

CENTRAL AMERICA- NICARAGUA & PANAMA

CENTRAL AMERICA- NICARAGUA & PANAMA

ECUADOR- MOUNTAINS

ECUADOR- MOUNTAINS

ECUADOR- BEACH

ECUADOR- BEACH

INDONESIA

INDONESIA

MALAYSIA

MALAYSIA

NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

PERU

PERU

SPAIN

SPAIN

THAILAND

THAILAND