19.4.12

Photography: James Mollison, Where Children Sleep

I love this concept.  Over the course of two years British photographer James Mollison captured the images of children from around the world and the intimate space which they call their own.  Where Children Sleep is a project sponsored by the Save The Children Fund and can be purchased in a beautiful photo-essay format geared towards an adult audience.  

 Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan
 Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank

 Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

 Jaime, 9, New York, USA

 Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

 Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank

 Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast

 Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil

 Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern Kenya

Artist Statement:
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. 
Check out more photographs from this series and his other work


15 comments:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Amazing....beautiful....sad...thought provoking

mermaid gallery said...

A fascinating way to show us the situations of the many cultures of the world.....

Mama Gone Green said...

I LOVE this. It reminds me of the What the World Eats serious, which I also love. Thanks for sharing!

Superblondeep said...

amazing post <3<3<3<3

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Fascinating and so very sad. I want to reach through the screen and hug some of these children. Very worthwhile and interesting project.
Going to forward to my daughter now who will love this.
Thank you for sharing.

Nicole Marie said...

Very interesting; love it.

liza said...

I looked through this book somewhere (our local bookstore??) and was blown away. Some of the places they sleep are astounding. It's such an eye-opener, and so important.

T.S. Ötli said...

Interesting, fascinating, amazing,a little sad and disturbing!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Luna Landing said...

Thank you for this. Beautifully done, fascinating, sobering...
X.

elmer said...

C'est une série étonnante. Bravo au photographe.

dotblogg said...

that's an amazing project..incredible places, expressions, emotions..
hugs
J

Cheyenne Chavez said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Hip&Chips said...

really lovely blog!
:)
S.
http://hipandchips.blogspot.it/

Pat Tillett said...

Very thought provoking! After looking at the last photos, the first few seem like a crime and a waste. Thanks for sharing this.

cpcable said...

Love this project! Did they reissue the book? I looked it up awhile ago (maybe a year ago?) on Amazon and there were only used copies for, like, $80.

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