Where Children Sleep: a look into the bedrooms of kids

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James Mollison is a Kenya-born, England-raised photographer who recently released a book called Where Children Sleep. The idea of the book began when his wife asked him to come up with a concept pertaining to children’s rights and he immediately remembered his childhood bedroom and how it showed who he was.


The large-format photographs contain photos of children from around the world — countries featured include Mexico, Israel, the West Bank, U.S.A, Lesotho, Nepal, and India. As Mollison states, “I didn’t want it just to be about ‘needy children’ in the developing world, but rather something more inclusive, about children from all kinds of situations.

The book is definitely worth at least a flip through! You can see more images here.

Comments on Where Children Sleep: a look into the bedrooms of kids

  1. This is so far one of my fave posts ever from OffbeatMama. The weirdest part was that although I felt my heart break for some of the children in horrible situations, sometimes their “rooms” were more appealing to me then the children with rooms crammed full of stuff! I guess there is beauty in simplicity.

  2. Amazing!
    The photos of the girl with the strawberry dress and her room are visually intriguing.
    I’m glad I read the blog this week, I’d never learned about this great book otherwise.
    Looking forward to looking at the book sometime soon.

  3. Wow, this has put so many thoughts into my head–the simpler rooms seem somehow more joyful than the ones full of toys, beauty accoutrements or (yikes) guns.

    What a world it would be if we could all practice moderation so that those who have too much could instead provide some good for those who have too little.

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