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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#1

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

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

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Alexandra Lee
Community Member
3 years 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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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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3 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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3 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
3 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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Lála Ibildayeva
Community Member
3 years 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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Paris, France, Joseph, 30-Year-Old Artist

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

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Hans
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3 years ago

Where is the door?

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#7

Kingston, Jamaica, Camille

Kingston, Jamaica, Camille

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Wendy
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Istanbul, Turkey, Gulle

Istanbul, Turkey, Gulle

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Inurri
Community Member
3 years ago

I LOVE that carpet!

Toma Ramoškaitė
Community Member
3 years ago

Guys, what the f*** with her compiuter background?

Golgo 13
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like someone just laying there?

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Aslı ds
Community Member
3 years ago

I am sure there is one 'Gulle' who is living in İstanbul althoug 'Gulle' is not s TURKISH NAME AT ALL!!! And does not reflect The common turkish bedroom 😒

Venüs Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

this is not turkish young women's rooms look like? this room looks like its from india or spain or something. idk. but not turkey.

Gulay Ozata
Community Member
3 years ago

Gulle (with Turkish letters, 'Gülle') mean is "cannon-ball" in Turkish. I have to admit that, you may hear lots of name which have weird meaning. But I never ever heard as name "gülle".

Alexa Aitchison
Community Member
3 years ago

Çok güzel!

D Pace
Community Member
3 years ago

Turkish women are gorgeous.

Gergana Petrova
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3 years ago

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They are gorgeous because for almost 500 years Turkish soldiers were stealing Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Albanian, and Greek children to make them Turkish. They were stealing thousands of children every year from each of these countries in order to replenish their nation. Please read the history.

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Ayşenur Nazlı
Community Member
3 years ago

I think, her name should be 'Güllü'. There is no 'Gulle' in Turkey. Trust me, i'm Turkish :)

Hayriye Koz
Community Member
3 years ago

Çok garip isimler var Kürtçe de gule var mesela olabilir..ama güllü de bir ihtimal.

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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
3 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
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

#IKEAfurniture like most Germans 😂

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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
3 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

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

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#17

Lesotho, Osia, 18-Year-Old Shepherd

Lesotho, Osia, 18-Year-Old Shepherd

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Milos Gajic
Community Member
3 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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Haidie Bacorro
Community Member
3 years ago

love this one 💙. #minimalist

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

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

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Arjan
Community Member
3 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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Ademir Leite
Community Member
3 years ago

I do not understand how the wardrobe door opens

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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
3 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
3 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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creamegg
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3 years ago

a homemaker at 17 ;(

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#25

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

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

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Caterina Fontana
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

I love her bedding ! 😻

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#27

Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, Ronia

Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, Ronia

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Beth Taccia
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Golgo 13
Community Member
3 years ago

For some reason he has his hats organized but not his 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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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

RED RED RED!!!!!!!

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