Where Children Sleep

Exposing Childfuckers

Indira, 7 years old Indira, 7 years old

“Where Children Sleep”,  a book by author and photographer James Mollison, is an important photo essay regarding the lives of children, as reflected in the look and state of their bedrooms. The room they should feel the most comfortable being in. The room where they keep their favorite or personal belongings, clothing, toys and books. The room they must feel safe enough to sleep in for hours at a time, at night. The room that holds their thoughts, secrets and desires for the future. The book includes photos of children and their bedrooms, their names, where they live, and a brief description of them. Yet the photos tell the story, even with no words present.

The book came into view when Mollison was asked to give some  ideas on how to engage in the fight for children’s rights. He realized how significant his own bedroom was…

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