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
4 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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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
Community Member
4 years ago

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

Gábor Bartal
Community Member
4 years ago

No if it is long enough, it means you can rotate as you like in your sleep, you will still *not* dangling out. On my normal rectangular bed I find myself with feet dangling out because I dared to rotate 30 degrees or so. A round base solves it :)

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Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
4 years ago

Purple!

Fatémé Ahmadi
Community Member
4 years ago

That's cool....Good luck Elaheh

Daniel Longcore
Community Member
4 years ago

Buying bedsheets for a round bed must be a pain in the neck.

Hannah Hollowell
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe she makes them

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Suzanne Bloomfield
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice !

Amber Taylor
Community Member
4 years ago

Love the colors in this room. Likely my favorite

Monika Janíková
Community Member
4 years ago

She is not millennial, too old for that...

janel jones
Community Member
4 years ago

No she fits in the bracket for a millennial! I am 30 and a Millennial too!

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Sara Kulsiri
Community Member
4 years ago

I love the colors in this room! *___*

Lynne Darroch
Community Member
4 years ago

cool

sara.8328
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow.

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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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Lála Ibildayeva
Community Member
4 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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#6

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

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

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Where is the door?

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#7

Kingston, Jamaica, Camille

Kingston, Jamaica, Camille

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Wendy
Community Member
4 years 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
Community Member
4 years 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
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
Community Member
4 years ago

Lovely dresses!!!

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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
Community Member
4 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
4 years 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
Community Member
4 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
4 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
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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#17

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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#18

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

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

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Haidie Bacorro
Community Member
4 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
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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Ademir Leite
Community Member
4 years ago

I do not understand how the wardrobe door opens

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#21

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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creamegg
Community Member
4 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
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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#27

Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, Ronia

Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, Ronia

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Beth Taccia
Community Member
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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Golgo 13
Community Member
4 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
4 years ago

RED RED RED!!!!!!!

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