When a House is not a Castle. Compare the Bedrooms Where Kids from Various Countries Sleep

Kenya born photographer James Mollison published his book ‘Where Children Sleep,’ where he shows cultural differences and the problem of poverty through pictures of bedrooms where children sleep. The concept of the book is very simple: portrait of the kid, his bedroom, and a short story, but the results are sometimes shocking.

Nantio, 15, Kenya


Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank


Alyssa, 8, Harlan County, USA


Dong, 9, Yunnan, China


Jasmine, 4, Kentucky, USA


Jaime, 9, New York, USA


Tzvika, 9, Beitar Ilit


Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan

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Kana, 16, Tokyo, Japan


Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil


Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank


Samantha, 9, New York, USA.



Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan


Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA


X, after Malcolm X, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

These photos highlight the stark differences in culture and wealth across our planet. James Mollison is a brave man for speaking about these global problems. To take closer look at his works by visiting his site.

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