Where Children Sleep presents English-born photographer James Mollison’s photographs of children’s bedrooms around the world – from the U.S.A., Mexico, Brazil, England, Italy, Israel and the West Bank, Kenya, Senegal, Lesotho, Nepal, China and India – alongside portraits of the children themselves.
The differences between each child and his or her bedroom are striking: Kaya in Tokyo, whose proud mother spends $1,000 a month on her dresses; Bilal the Bedouin shepherd boy, who sleeps outdoors with his father’s herd of goats; and the Nepali girl Indira, who has worked in a granite quarry since she was three.
“I hope the book gives a glimpse into the lives some children are living in very diverse situations around the world; a chance to reflect on the inequality that exists, and realise just how lucky most of us in the developed world are,” – says James.
Dong, 9, Yunnan, China
Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal
Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil
Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal
Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank
Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank
Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA
Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal
Prena, 14, Kathmandu, Nepal
Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast
Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland
Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern Kenya
Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan
Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal
Roathy, 8, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Jasmine (Jazzy), 4, Kentucky, USA
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