Where Children Sleep, Hardback
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"Where Children Sleep" presents Mollisons large format photographs of childrens bedrooms around the world including from the USA, Mexico, Brazil, England, Italy, Israel and the West Bank, Kenya, Senegal, Lesotho, Nepal, China and India alongside portraits of the children whose bedrooms are featured.

Each pair of photographs is accompanied by an extended caption that tells of the story of the child in question about Kaya in Tokyo whose proud mother spends $1000 per month on her dresses; about Bilal the Bedouin shepherd boy who sleeps out with his father's herd of goats; about the Nepali girl Indira, who has worked in a granite quarry since she was three years old, and about 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, the book is written and presented for an audience of 7-11 year olds setting out to interest and engage children in the details of the lives of other children around the world, and the social issues affecting them, while also being a serious photographic essay for an adult audience. Its striking design features a child's mobile on the cover, printed in glow-in-the-dark ink.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 120 pages, 112 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Chris Boot
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  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9781905712168



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This is a book that should be read by EVERY man woman and child. For people like me who live in a Western developed country, it made me appreciate how very well off I am, and I'm not wealthy be any means. The book is amazing and so well photographed, with text that is short and to the point, showing children from all over the globe, from all types of cultures and all social levels. You will have your eyes opened, and I challenge anyone who reads this book from cover to cover, to finish it and not be moved and changed by what you see and read.

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