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Where Children Sleep by James Mollison

 

James Mollison was born in Kenya in 1973 and grew up in England. After studying Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University, and later film and photography at Newport School of Art and Design, he moved to Italy to work at Benetton’s creative lab, Fabrica.

Where Children Sleep – stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms. When Fabrica asked me to come up with an idea for engaging with children’s rights, I found myself thinking about my bedroom: how significant it was during my childhood, and how it reflected what I had and who I was. It occurred to me that a way to address some of the complex situations and social issues affecting children would be to look at the bedrooms of children in all kinds of different circumstances. From the start, I didn’t want it just to be about ‘needy children’ in the developing world, but rather something more inclusive, about children from all types of situations. It seemed to make sense to photograph the children themselves, too, but separately from their bedrooms, using a neutral background. My thinking was that the bedroom pictures would be inscribed with the children’s material and cultural circumstances ‘ the details that inevitably mark people apart from each other ‘ while the children themselves would appear in the set of portraits as individuals, as equals ‘ just as children.

 

Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Dong, 9, Yunnan, China
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

 

Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children
Where Children Sleep by James Mollison -photo-series, children

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