Where Children Sleep

James Mollison

James Mollison's book Where Children Sleep is a series of 56 diptychs telling the stories of children all over the world. The subjects are featured in formal portraits alongside images of where they lay their heads at night.

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The book features children and their rooms in the US, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Extended captions tell each child's story. Born in Kenya and raised in England, Mollison himself has a complex relationship to home, and the concept for the project emerged when he was asked to do a series engaging children's rights. He photographed the subjects over two years with support of Save The Children.

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Look for Where Children Sleep at your library, local bookshop or online here.

(Images: James Mollison)