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Where Children Sleep - James Mollison


Published: 30th September 2010
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Where Children Sleep presents English-born photographer James Mollison's large-format photographs of children's bedrooms around the world--from the U.S.A., 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.

About the Author

James Mollison was born in Kenya in 1973 and grew up in England. After studying art and design at Oxford Brookes, and later film and photography at Newport School of Art and Design, he moved to Italy to work at Benetton's creative lab, Fabrica. His work has been widely published throughout the world in Colors, The New York Times Magazine, the Guardian magazine, The Paris Review, the New Yorker, Le Monde and elsewhere. His previous books published by Chris Boot include The Disciples (2008), The Memory of Pablo Escobar (2007) and James and Other Apes (2004). Mollison has lived in Venice since 2003.



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Great for kids and adults


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative


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    Comments about Where Children Sleep:

    The whole family found this book fascinating and informative. A great way to open children's eyes to differences around the world in terms they can understand.

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    "a remarkable series capturing the diversity of and, often, disparity between children's lives around the world through portraits of their bedrooms"--Maria Popova "Brainpickings " -a remarkable series capturing the diversity of and, often, disparity between children's lives around the world through portraits of their bedrooms---Maria Popova -Brainpickings -

    ISBN: 9781905712168
    ISBN-10: 1905712162
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 120
    Published: 30th September 2010
    Publisher: Chris Boot
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.5  x 1.8
    Weight (kg): 0.88
    Edition Number: 1