James Mollison: Where Children Sleep

James Mollison: Where Children Sleep


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Where Children Sleep presents English-born photographer James Mollison's (born 1973) large-format photographs of children's bedrooms around the world—from the US, Mexico, Brazil, England, Italy, Israel and the West Bank, Kenya, Senegal, Lesotho, Nepal, China and India—alongside portraits of the children themselves. Each pair of photographs is accompanied by an extended caption that tells the story of each child: Kaya in Tokyo, whose proud mother spends $1,000 a month on her dresses; Bilal the Bedouin shepherd boy, who sleeps outdoors with his father's herd of goats; the Nepali girl Indira, who has worked in a granite quarry since she was three; and Ankhohxet, the Kraho boy who sleeps on the floor of a hut deep in the Amazon jungle. Photographed over two years with the support of Save the Children (Italy), Where Children Sleep is both a serious photo-essay for an adult audience, and also an educational book that engages children themselves in the lives of other children around the world. Its cover features a child's mobile printed in glow-in-the-dark ink.

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ISBN-13: 9781905712168
Publisher: Chris Boot Ltd
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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James Mollison 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Fliss88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book that should be read by EVERY man woman and child. For people like me who live in a Western developed country, it made me appreciate how very well off I am, and I'm not wealthy be any means. The book is amazing and so well photographed, with text that is short and to the point, showing children from all over the globe, from all types of cultures and all social levels. You will have your eyes opened, and I challenge anyone who reads this book from cover to cover, to finish it and not be moved and changed by what you see and read.
motous1950 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book just before Christmas when my adult children and spouses were going to be here. They all had a chance to look through the beautiful photographs and read the passages on the lives of the children. This book was a great conversation starter. Although some of the photographs are a somewhat "staged" it is clear that there are monumental differences in children's lives around the world. From the utterly privileged to the totally disadvantaged, children are the future and it is everyone's responsibility to make some effort to balance this future. The images are stunning, the passages are simple yet revealing and it is a book that should help bring a better understanding to all ages.
Rubyred25 More than 1 year ago
It's difficult to see the hopeless conditions some children face daily while other children have wonderful lives. Wish they all could enjoy childhood.