Where Children Sleep

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As most of us leave all the problems outside and lie down on a comfortable bed, some might not even have a bedsheet or a blanket to cover themselves while sleeping on the ground. “Where Children Sleep” is a great way to see where people sleep. Is that it? No, today we are again talking about people’s economic and cultural differences.

Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan

Where Children Sleep

Jaime, 9, New York, USA

Where Children Sleep

So why is it so important to see how a poor 8-year-old girl from Brazil or a priggish 9-year-old Jamie from USA live? Maybe to donate some money for charity? No, no, this is not our point. There’s this thing that when you grow up in a specific environment and see nothing more, it becomes normal to you. For example, the same Ahkohxet from Amazonia thinks it is normal to sleep on a bunch of wooden planks and the same Jamie, who lives in New York, accepts the luxurious lifestyle as ordinary. It’s the way everyone perceives it. So, if you don’t find yourself comfortable in your lifestyle or you might catch yourself acting uppish then it is time for changes. You have to learn to see everything in a different point of view.

Ryuta 10, Tokyo, Japan

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Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern Kenya

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Kana,16, Tokyo, Japan

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Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast

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Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

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Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil

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Alyssa, 8, Harlan County, USA

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Li, 10, Beijing, China

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Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank

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Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

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Photographer James Mollison takes us on a tour of “Where Children Sleep” that changes our perception of the world and causes us mixed feelings of joy and deep sorrow. We see beautiful children’s rooms filled with toys and personality in affluent parts of the world. We then turnaround and see living conditions most of us find appalling and sad. Mollison’s photographs show us the variety of lifestyles in every corner of the globe and tug at our hearts.

All the credits go to James Mollison, the author of project “Where children sleep”. www.jamesmollison.com/