Tuesday, November 2

Where Children Sleep

Flavorwire featured this book called, "Where Children Sleep" and it totally moved me. Photographer James Mollison’s documents the personal spaces of kids around the world, from the middle-class and prosperous to the strikingly impoverished. Tanja M. Laden writes, "Over the course of four years, Mollison captured more than a hundred images of children and their bedrooms, with support from independent organization Save the Children. Born in Kenya and raised in England, the artist lives and works in Italy, with his own multicultural upbringing inspiring this moving collection of photos spanning countries as diverse as Senegal, Lesotho, Nepal, China, India, Brazil, and the United States." Here are some of the pictures and click here to find the original article. I find the pictures disturbing and fascinating and the concept itself is brilliant because the impact is created visually and through juxtaposition of poverty and wealth...almost no actual writing is required. It's a wonderful idea for teaching people and I hope one day I could present something similar.


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