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!

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

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

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Vanessa
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4 years ago

what a smile!

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

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

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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4 years ago

Colourful.....

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

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

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Hans
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4 years ago

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

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

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

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Kimberlee Catena
Community Member
4 years 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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Alexandra Lee
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4 years ago

It looks like a cage of some sort, or a nest. Very cool!

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#6

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

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

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Arjan
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4 years ago

That's not a bedroom, it's an office, kitchen and living room in one :|

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#7

Kingston, Jamaica, Camille

Kingston, Jamaica, Camille

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Inurri
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4 years ago

Flowers! Very nice :)

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#8

Istanbul, Turkey, Gulle

Istanbul, Turkey, Gulle

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D Pace
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4 years ago

Turkish women are gorgeous.

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

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

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Shauday Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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

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

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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4 years ago

Lovely dresses!!!

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

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

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Kelsey Coventry
Community Member
4 years ago

#IKEAfurniture like most Germans 😂

Inurri
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4 years ago

Like most Europeans ;)

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Alexandra Unadinele
Community Member
4 years ago

What s wrong with Ikea furniture? Are you too rich to own pieces designed and produced by them? Or too snobby?

Marie La Souris
Community Member
4 years ago

no no it's just amusing to see that this picture really illustrates what's almost a stereotype ! i think it wasn't meant to be mocking !

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stinkern
Community Member
2 years ago

indeed

stinkern
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2 years ago

wowa

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stinkern
Community Member
2 years ago

yes indeed

Vorname Nachname
Community Member
4 years ago

#superfluous #chatter like most Americans 🤐

Elisabeth Schmidt
Community Member
4 years ago

I am german and the most of my furniture isn't like that! I i know soooo many people like me. But i'm oder than Maja...maybe it's because of this...

Rafi'ulfath Riwansia
Community Member
4 years ago

you've got a console!

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Singstar on a CRT :D

Sasha Mirt
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4 years ago

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Maja is defo not a German. The name is slavic.

Manuela Greifoner
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4 years ago

the name is very common in german countries

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

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

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Tidied up :)

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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
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4 years ago

that's lots of tradional medicine.

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

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

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Alexandra Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Teheran, Iran, Razieh

Teheran, Iran, Razieh

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Danielle Cloutier
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4 years ago

What a sweet and feminine room!

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#16

Paris, France, Derek, 30-Year-Old Movie Director

Paris, France, Derek, 30-Year-Old Movie Director

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Daria Ave
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG where is he sleeps? and where is the exit? ))

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Lesotho, Osia, 18-Year-Old Shepherd

Lesotho, Osia, 18-Year-Old Shepherd

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Milos Gajic
Community Member
4 years ago

Last time I checked Lesotho was very different that South Africa. It is a separate country.

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Novosibirsk, Russia, Oleg, 24-Year-Old Telecom Engineer

Novosibirsk, Russia, Oleg, 24-Year-Old Telecom Engineer

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Caterina Fontana
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4 years ago

No bed?

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Sibundoy, Colombia, Marixa, 21-Year-Old Teacher

Sibundoy, Colombia, Marixa, 21-Year-Old Teacher

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Arjan
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4 years ago

That's a curious amount of vegetables to have in once bedroom....

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#20

Cairo, Egypt, Azza, 19-Year-Old Homemaker

Cairo, Egypt, Azza, 19-Year-Old Homemaker

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Vervelende Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful bed!

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Thies, Senegal, Fatou, 17-Year-Old Seamstress

Thies, Senegal, Fatou, 17-Year-Old Seamstress

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Emma Clark
Community Member
4 years ago

So pretty! I love that dress, too! Beautiful.

#22

Varanasi, India, Lalu,

Varanasi, India, Lalu,

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Catalina Ioan
Community Member
4 years ago

Some of these look so... Disney-like! And then others decidedly less so, sadly.

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#23

Ban Sai Ngam, Thailand, Fha

Ban Sai Ngam, Thailand, Fha

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Madyah Pradesh, India, Asha, 17-Year-Old Homemaker

Madyah Pradesh, India, Asha, 17-Year-Old Homemaker

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devmurarjee mayank
Community Member
4 years ago

You should have taken a pic in one of Ambani's house

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Nairobi, Kenya, Alice, 29-Year-Old Mother

Nairobi, Kenya, Alice, 29-Year-Old Mother

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Caterina Fontana
Community Member
4 years ago

With a wardrobe like that you are always ready to leave

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Durban, South Africa, Khetiwe, 22-Year-Old Unemployed

Durban, South Africa, Khetiwe, 22-Year-Old Unemployed

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Natalia Pulchritudoff
Community Member
4 years ago

I love her bedding ! 😻

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Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, Ronia

Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, Ronia

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Beth Taccia
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4 years ago

Beautiful smile

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saleh, 30-Year-Old Human Resources Officer

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saleh, 30-Year-Old Human Resources Officer

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Beth Taccia
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4 years ago

That's a lot of tiny shoes!

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New York, USA, Maleeq, 28-Year-Old Entertainer

New York, USA, Maleeq, 28-Year-Old Entertainer

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

An entertaining pile of clothes.

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Claudio, 24-Year-Old Archivist

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Claudio, 24-Year-Old Archivist

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Hans
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4 years ago

Archiving red shirts?

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