20 Poignant Photos: This Is Where World’s Children Sleep

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Kenyan-born, English-raised, Venice-based documentary photographer James Mollison presents Where Children Sleep — a photo series capturing the disparity between children’s lives around the world through portraits of their bedrooms.

“From the start, I didn’t want it just to be about ‘needy children’ in the developing world, but rather something more inclusive, about children from all types of situations. It seemed to make sense to photograph the children themselves, too, but separately from their bedrooms, using a neutral background,” says James.

Here’re 20 of the 56 powerful thought-provoking photos that tell you the difference between poverty and privilege…

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Juan David, 10, Medellin, Colombiajuan-final

Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank Tzvika-final

Ryuta, 10, Tokyo, Japan ryuta-final

Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan risa-final

Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland Rhiannon-final

Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal netu-final

Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal Lamine-final

Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA joey-final

Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal Indira-final

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Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank Douha-final

Dong, 9, Yunnan, China dong-final

Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank Bilal-final

Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal bikram-final

Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast anonymous-final

Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Alex-final

Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil Ahkohxet-final

Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan20

Nantio, 15, Northern Kenya19

Anonymous, 8, Rome, Italy18

Roathy, 8, Phnom Penh, Cambodia17


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