Where Children Sleep

Where Children Sleep

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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.<br>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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Product details

  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 228.6 x 281.94 x 17.78mm | 879.97g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 112 colour illustrations
  • 1905712162
  • 9781905712168
  • 3,113

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Both heavy in weight and content, this book showcases the ugliness of spoilt children all the way down to the heart breaking conditions of children with nothing and stopping everywhere within the abusive parent zone. This book strategically places it's impressive collection of photographs in just the right order to make you feel. I felt depressed.show more
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