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Where Children Sleep

James Mollison has created an enchanting series of photographs about where children sleep. With a simple premise, taking photos of children and their sleeping areas (not necessarily bedrooms, tragically), Mollison has provided a global glimpse at our cultural differences and the real disparity between the haves and have-nots. I wish I had heard about this book in time to have ordered a copy before it sold out, for it is at once touching, heartbreaking, provocative, and precious:

Look how seven-year-old Nepalese Indira already has the hardened stare of a manual laborer; Kentuckian Alyssa wears the dirt and expression of desperation beyond her eight years; and nine-year-old New Yorker Jaime bears the smug eyelids of the overindulged. Fascinating stuff--I can't stop revisiting these haunting images.

Enjoy here:

James Mollison's Where Children Sleep