A book and photography, Where Children Sleep by James Mollison. Very thoughtful and interesting photographs of the places children sleep. They range from cheery bedrooms, huts, and trash. These images, and captions, are from the feature: Where children sleep around the world on Likes.com
Here are a few of them…meet:
Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank
A bedroom is usually a space of quiet and reflection. Here we see a large photo of Douha’s brother with guns watching over her resting place, a constant reminder of the complexity of religion and war. To live here is to be surrounded by ideology. Children like this young girl must learn to grow up quickly.
Alyssa, Harlan County, USA
The bedroom of Alyssa in Harlan County, USA looks a bit like a tool shed at first. With the ceiling caved in, and wall boards exposed, her family is no doubt struggling, as are so many Americans today. A angelic doll sits atop her dresser, perhaps a beacon of hope in desperate times
Ahkohxet, 8, Kraho tribe, Brazil’s Amazon Basin
8-year-old Ahkohxet belongs to the Kraho tribe and lives in Brazil’s Amazon Basin. Her living quarters appear very well constructed and practical, almost like a university dorm room. Colourful clothing hangs above her bed, giving the appearance of a walk in closet. If these walls could talk, we doubt we’d understand them.
Alex, 9, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Alex’s bed is a torn and filthy sofa outdoors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is 9 years old. He looks like any familiar little boy who should have a room full of planes, trains and automobiles. It’s surreal to think that some children live like this. Will his circumstances change? Only time will tell.