Where Children Sleep – stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms. When Fabrica asked me to come up with an idea for engaging with children’s rights, I found myself thinking about my bedroom: how significant it was during my childhood, and how it reflected what I had and who I was. It occurred to me that a way to address some of the complex situations and social issues affecting children would be to look at the bedrooms of children in all kinds of different circumstances. 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. This is a selection from the 56 diptychs in the book.
This photography by James Mollison is featured in his thought provoking book, Where Children Sleep. Each picture comes with a caption that tells the story of the child.
“I hope this book will make children think about inequality...” says Mollison, “and perhaps start to figure out how, in their own lives, they may respond.”