13 Children And Their Bedrooms From Across The World
Some kids grow up in poverty, lacking food and sanitation, while others are born in countries where basic necessities are taken for granted. Photographer James Mollison came up with the project when he thought about his own childhood bedroom and how it reflected who he was. Where Children Sleep - a collection of stories about children from around the world told through portraits of their bedrooms - stemmed from his ideas.
Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil
Dong, 9, Yunnan, China
Juan David, 10, Medellin, Colombia
Ryuta, 10, Tokyo, Japan
Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast
Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal
Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank
Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank
Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal
Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan
Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal
It is shocking how differently children start their lives in this world. The photographer has several other pictures, however many are not a good representation of how the average child is raised in the nation being represented. It's also important to keep in mind that many of the impoverished families with children in developed nations such as the United States and Canada have living quarters similar to those we consider less fortunate above.