Where Children Sleep

World renowned Kenyan photographer James Mollison is most known for his photo book Where Children Sleep. In it, he presents portraits of children from around the world and their bedrooms. The book, intended for a younger audience, is meant to not necessarily create a sense of guilt but more so a sense of appreciation and awareness of the different lives and home environments children around the world live in.

Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank

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Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast

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Jasmine, 4, Kentucky, USA

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Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil

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Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan

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Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The different conditions of each room can also be seen on the faces of the children in their portraits. Whether its pride, humility, confidence, or defeat, its possible to learn as much from their faces and poses in the portraits as it is from their rooms. While many of the poorer children live in small homes with multiple people, children with their own rooms can’t simply be stereotyped to be spoiled and ungrateful. To learn more about these children’s individual stories and lives, visit Telegraph’s article.

– Deena Dulgerian
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