Dhirubhai Ambani International School (Mumbai, India)
Eesha Agrawal is an 18-year-old aspiring designer, who will be studying at Parsons soon. She longs for adventure everywhere, whether it’s scuba diving & skydiving or taking risks in her art. Her love for music and culture translates into art that brings alive transformational experiences in her life’s journey while also providing a broader social message.
'Morag Anderson is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter, who writes in a mainly folk-based genre. She lives in Hobart, Tasmania in Australia, she attends The Friends' School (001071) and is a second year IB student. Unfamiliar is a song that is written from the perspective of a mother exploring memories from her daughter's past. Insensibility is an a cappella piece, the lyrics of the song are from Wilfred Owen's poem Insensibility (1918), ( Insensibility has been submitted as a part of a higher level Music composition).'
Canadian International School in Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)
Born in Vietnam and currently in his second year at the Canadian International School in Ho Chi Minh city, Le Dang “David” Anh began taking pictures in 2016. He’s now working as a photographer for multiple councils within his school and always looking for camera to get his hands on.
Yousef Amr Atta is a Egyptian IB student enrolled at Modern English School Cairo. Currently in DP11, he was born on 1st September 2001 in Giza, Egypt and is an enthusiastic learner with an interest in history and economics. Literature and poetry are among his favorite cultural subjects.
Daniel Baranski is a Polish artist who combines literature and music in order to wholly express the depth of his philosophical and psychological thought. He promotes an entirely individual approach with respect to interpretation of the world, which is evident in the concept of 'totality' employed in his creation.
The English School of Mongolia (Bayanzurkh District, Mongolia)
My name is Khaliun and I’m just a humble student in a nomadic country. Up until IB I had no knowledge nor experience in arts field. But after a year full of anxiety, mental breakdowns and failures I can finally say I’m proud of my progress.
Samuel D'Avila is currently a senior at Westwood High School (Austin, TX, USA) and an avid participant in his school community. He enjoys the humanities and plans to attend university for anthropology at either University of Texas at Austin or Saint John's University in Santa Fe New Mexico.
GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
17 years might not seem like a fulfilled and experienced life, but rest assured that Sarp Armagan Demiral has garnered a whole lot of perspective; from books written by Haruki Marukami to anthologies written by Nazim Hikmet, he has lived many a life. Now, he aims to make others live theirs.
Jackson Dunn '18 is a poet. His poetry is all stylistically varied, ranging from Beatnik to Romantic to Kafkaesque. He is heavily influenced by historical events and great writers like Kafka, Kerouac, Camus and Hemingway. On a normal day he can be found scribbling in his notebook or devouring history books. Aside from poetry, Jackson spends far too much time playing euphonium in the band and running track.
Sophia Gawan-Taylor modestly describes herself as "just a simple, mediocre, Yr 11 IB student" studying in Western Australia. Through various art forms, she explores her own identity and the identity of her generation, Generation Z. Through her long exposure shots, Sophie focuses on taking the 'paradigm' of ordinary light sources into messy, unstructured, captivating patterns.
Al Faris International School (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Hana Hallak, born on May the 30th in Chicago Illinois, is the only child of a hard working, strong willed mother. She was raised without her father, midst a loneliness and a struggle having a working mother challenged in the strongly conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For these reasons, she developed a keen drive of ambition and sensibility as she grew older. Hana is a Syrian, and for that reason when war broke out in that place she calls home, her sense of purpose was heightened evermore- she thereon initiated numerous humanitarian, innovative, and sustainability projects starting at twelve years old.
Zachary Lo is semi-transparent. He is considering running away to Maine, but he would probably have to bring his phone with him. He plays several instruments, runs in circles voluntarily, and sings badly. When he grows up he wants to combat the forces of evil or else be a writer.
North Broward Preparatory School (Coconut Creek, Florida)
Sophia Macedo was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. From a young age she has shown interest for photojournalism and inspired by the work of Sebastiao Salgado and Steve McCurry she documented the lives of homeless people in Sao Paulo.
Bianca Matthews is a grade 11 student at Turner Fenton Secondary School in Ontario Canada! Her past times include playing sports, reading books, watching Greys Anatomy and lastly, writing poetry. She finds that poetry is an amazing way to express sentiments that are hard to express verbally.
Fallon McDonald '18 is a colorblind photographer. It took her 15 years to find out that she was colorblind, and now she uses that fact to inspire a majority of her photographs. She has been taking pictures for over a decade and finds that the human form is constantly able to take new meaning with each viewer. At age 10, she chose to dress up as Mona Lisa for Halloween. Not much has changed.
Al-Hussan International School (Khobar, Saudi Arabia)
Photographer, musician, and artist, Noura Nawras brings a new perspective to the world. At the ripe age of 17, she has used words and music to give you a glance of what goes on through her mind and pictures to see through her eyes.
The Canadian International School of Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
Buffie thought she’s reached the end of her hipsterism until she discovered film photography. Shooting film produces a sense of comfort and tranquility that grounds her in this fast-paced digital life.
It may be innate or it may have come from experience, but what’s true for Anthony Pham '19 is that music is constantly present, an inseparable piece of his identity. From early on, his musical sense was fostered with piano, a casual pastime that turned into a cornerstone that enabled him to walk this path. Anthony has been able to expand his reach in playing different styles of music, to compose for his school’s orchestra, and to delve into the world of contemporary film score. Inspired by the works of Hans Zimmer, he continually explores orchestral scoring and piano composition. Anthony continually looks to broaden his musical repertoire and listens to learn new techniques, and has found to appreciate and keep open ears for the critical role of music in everything from an effective form of personal expression, a complement to theatrical story lines, and a crux of cultural art. He feels music to an endless degree and hopes to spread those sensations to those around him. As a musician, he strives with passion.
Shubhi Raghav is an IBDP student who takes great joy in writing poetry, as it helps her express her views better. She became a published poet in the year 2016 when "The golden despair", a poetry anthology, which is a collection of 30 poems by her, came out.
alisha Rawal '19 is a proud austinite who detests capital a's. She enjoys painting with acrylics and drawing with graphite, charcoal and prismacolors. Her art is inspired by the likes of Van Gogh, Matisse, da Vinci, and Michelangelo, and of course her styrofoam heads Urth and amadeaus.
Al Faris International School (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Mariam Salem, born on the 26th of August, began her writing expedition at the age of 7 in exploration of her true inner self. It was around that age that other arts journeys started too. In an encounter of who she is, she was definite of what she wanted to be. She grew up determined with a strong will of flying to her dreams unconditionally. Mariam considers every poem a step closer to her goals. Her poetry might seem about dreams or death but mysteriously communicates a deeper symbolic meaning if deconstructed.
At 16 years old, Joshua is an art student with an eye for detail. Inspired at a young age by cartoons and graphic design, he began sketching original characters and drawing comics in primary school. While invested in many forms of visual art including digital art, photography, and painting, Joshua explores the art of doodling the most.
Aldrian Widjaja is an artist from Austin, Texas that loves to capture the beauty of humanity and diverse cultures. Proud of his Indonesian heritage, he hopes to use his creativity to spread a message of inspiration and happiness, as well as scoring an invitation to the elusive Met Gala.
Crafted from secularity of Austin, Malaya Wright is a mixture of curiosity, liveliness, and playfulness. She enjoys hyper-interactive video games, learning about different cultures and languages, discussing philosophy, and listening to a wide variety of music. Malaya strives to be a game developer, that creates the ultimate gaming experience.
"Beautiful" A relaxed love song with a modern, vibrant approach, "Beautiful" is lively and upbeat without being too ordinary. Zymee effectively utilizes a diverse mix of sounds and expressive solo lines.
"Chemical Peace" In a splash of tie dye, Zymee paints a whole other world of lackadaisical tranquility. With a style reminiscent of psychedelic rock, the song incorporates heavy distortion of sound, hypnotizing melodies and floaty lyrics.