Children & Their Bedrooms Around the World
My mom recently sent me a link to pictures from James Mollison’s moving book Where Children Sleep.
Photographed over two years with the support of Save the Children (Italy), “Where Children Sleep” is both a serious photo-essay for an adult audience, and also an educational book that engages children themselves in the lives of other children around the world.
It is hard to comprehend that children can be born into such drastically varied circumstances ::
Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal
Lamine, 12, Bounkiling Village, Senegal
Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland
Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil
Juan David, 10, Medellin, Colombia
Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan
Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
Dong, 9, Yunnan, China
Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank
The photos are so sobering that I don’t even know what to say. Some of the bedrooms just seem so different, while others seem unsafe or even dangerous. It’s difficult to accept that this is the reality for some children, for their mothers. If you’re interested, here’s a link to the sponsorship program at Save the Children.