Where children sleep

Where Children Sleep is the fascinating new book from Photographer James Mollison, that tells the diverse stories of children around the world, through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms.

Inspired by the quote, “all children are born equal” Mollison has created a collection of photographs which proves this statement to be definitely incorrect.

The children are all between 4 – 17 but their backgrounds and futures couldn’t be more different. There is Bilal, the Bedouin shepheard boy who sleeps with his father’s heard of goats; Kaya in Tokyo whose proud mother spends $1,000 per month on her dresses; Indira, a Nepalese girl who has worked in a granite quarry since she was three years old and Ankhohxet, the Kraho boy who sleeps on the floor of a hut in the Amazon.

Whilst working on this project over four years Mollison thought about his own childhood experiences, “When asked 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.”

KK Outlet are happy to host the launch of Where Children Sleep on Thursday 28th October, 7 – 9pm.

There will be an artist’s talk with James Mollison from 6.30 – 7pm on Thursday 28th October, with limited seats available, please rsvp to Danielle Pender at manchester@kkoutlet.com to confirm a place

Where Children Sleep is published by Chris Boot, price £20. www.chrisboot.com

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