South African-born photographer John Thackwray probably doesn't spend much time in his bedroom. Why? Because he's too busy photographing the bedrooms of others!


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He's spent over 6 years photographing over one thousand people's bedrooms from 55 countries for his photo-series titled My Room Project. It started out as a bit of fun with friends in Paris but since then his project has taken him everywhere from Mexico and Russia to Nepal and Japan. Thackwray only photographs the bedrooms of people born in the 80s and 90s in order to capture and compare the different hopes and aspirations of one particular generation. He also interviews them about various topics including lifestyle, local issues, education, religion, and love, and he's combined a selection of his photographs and interviews for a book that's available for pre-order on his website.

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#1 Manyatta, Kenya, Ezekiel, 22--Year-Old Warrior

Manyatta, Kenya, Ezekiel, 22--Year-Old Warrior

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Alexandra Lee 1 month ago

Joy can be found everywhere, even in such difficult circumstances. I wonder why we, who are so much more well-off, can't find a way to smile like this man sometimes.

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#2 La Paz, Bolivia, Marcello, 18-Year-Old High School Student

La Paz, Bolivia, Marcello, 18-Year-Old High School Student

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#3 Tehran, Iran, Elahe, 29-Year-Old Painter

Tehran, Iran, Elahe, 29-Year-Old Painter

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Hans 1 month ago

Round bed? I think my feet would be dangling out...

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#4 Kathmandu, Nepal, Pema, 22-Year-Old Buddhism Student

Kathmandu, Nepal, Pema, 22-Year-Old Buddhism Student

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Kimberlee Catena 1 month ago

Serenity colors. Very pretty.

#5 Zhambyl, Kazakhstan, Zhalay, 18-Year-Old High School Student

Zhambyl, Kazakhstan, Zhalay, 18-Year-Old High School Student

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Lála Ibildayeva 1 month ago

And this is nowhere close to reality of an 18-year old kid. The yurts are only used in summer. Take it from a girl who was born In Zhambyl currently known as Taraz, Kazakhstan

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#6 Paris, France, Joseph, 30-Year-Old Artist

Paris, France, Joseph, 30-Year-Old Artist

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Hans 1 month ago

Where is the door?

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#7 Kingston, Jamaica, Camille

Kingston, Jamaica, Camille

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Wendy 1 month ago

This is a very pretty room - you would definitely have a peaceful sleep here

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#8 Istanbul, Turkey, Gulle

Istanbul, Turkey, Gulle

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Inurri 1 month ago

I LOVE that carpet!

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#9 Bucharest, Romania, Andreea, 24-Year-Old Civil Engineer

Bucharest, Romania, Andreea, 24-Year-Old Civil Engineer

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Shauday Smith 1 month ago

that fan looks like it would tickle you in your sleep with those streamers

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#10 Tokyo, Japan, Ryoko, 25-Year-Old Information Technology Engineer

Tokyo, Japan, Ryoko, 25-Year-Old Information Technology Engineer

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#11 Berlin, Germany, Maja, 22-Year-Old Architecture Student

Berlin, Germany, Maja, 22-Year-Old Architecture Student

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Kelsey Coventry 1 month ago

#IKEAfurniture like most Germans 😂

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#12 Beirut, Lebanon, Sabrina, 27-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher

Beirut, Lebanon, Sabrina, 27-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher

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Hans 1 month ago

Tidied up :)

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#13 Saint Catherine, Egypt, Mohamed, 18-Year-Old Student Of Traditional Medicine

Saint Catherine, Egypt, Mohamed, 18-Year-Old Student Of Traditional Medicine

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Rafi'ulfath Riwansia 1 month ago

that's lots of tradional medicine.

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#14 Dali, China, Yuan, 22-Year-Old Salesperson

Dali, China, Yuan, 22-Year-Old Salesperson

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Alexandra Lee 1 month ago

I live in China...the separation between rich and poor classes is enormous!

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#15 Teheran, Iran, Razieh

Teheran, Iran, Razieh

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Danielle Cloutier 1 month ago

What a sweet and feminine room!

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