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. His latest book Where Children Sleep, stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedroom. 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.
Published by Chris Boot

Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank

Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal

Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil

Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast

Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal

Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank

Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank

Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal

Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland

Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan

Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal

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