April 2, 2014

Where Children Sleep

SEEING THESE 14 CHILDREN’S BEDROOMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IS SHOCKING. 
Each photo inside the book has a caption that tells the story of each child.11131

Most children who live in North America have a very blessed life that they take for granted. They have access to clean water, food and the education they need to survive and prosper.
Children in other countries around the world are living very different lives. They lack the basic food, money and sanitation they need on a daily basis. Education is something only the well off can afford. 
Award-winning photographer James Mollison was tasked with coming up with a project that would put a spotlight on children’s rights.
He started thinking about his childhood bedroom and how significant it had been for him and how it truly reflected who he was as a child and the things he had at the time.
His two-year project turned in to a book – Where Children Sleep – a diverse collection of stories and photos about children around the world and how their bedrooms reflect who they are and what they have.
1, Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
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Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
2, Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal
Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal
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3, Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil
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Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil
4, Dong, 9, Yunnan, China
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Dong, 9, Yunnan, China


5, Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast
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Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast


6, Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7, Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal
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Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal


8, Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank
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Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank


9, Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank
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Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank


10, Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA
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Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA


11, Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal
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Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal


12, Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland
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Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland


13, Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan
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Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan


14, Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal

It occurred to me that a way to address some of the complex situations and social issues affecting children would be to look at the bedrooms of children in all kinds of different circumstances.
From the start, I didn’t want it just to be about ‘needy children’ in the developing world, but rather something more inclusive, about children from all types of situations. James Mollison says on his website.
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