Where Children Sleep

James Mollison, a Kenyan-born photograph, studied Art and Design at Oxford Brookes. He’s done some amazing projects: looking at music fans, gangsters and apes but I think he’s coolest collection is a book called ‘Where Children Sleep‘ which shows stories of children who live all over the world. You can see some of the photographs here. They show such a diverse range of background and cultures.

My favourite photograph is of Bilal. Although his living conditions on the West Bank are appalling – especially in comparison with some of the others – he looks like he could be a right pickle and he has a cheeky little goat around his neck. I wonder if they’re friends and what interaction the two have. It certainly doesn’t look like Bilal has any ‘toys’ to play with..


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