Where children sleep

Check this out: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/04/where-children-sleep/

“As a child, that’s your little space within the house,” Mr. Mollison said.

DESCRIPTIONKaya, 4, lives with her parents in a small Tokyo apartment.
DESCRIPTIONJames Mollison Kaya’s bedroom.

Mr. Mollison’s new book, “Where Children Sleep,” had its origins in a project undertaken for a children’s charity several years ago. As he considered how to represent needy children around the world, he wanted to avoid the common devices: pleading eyes, toothless smiles. When he visualized his own childhood, he realized that his bedroom said a lot about what sort of life he led. So he set out to find others.

As much as the project is about the quirkiness of childhood, it is, more strikingly, a commentary on class and on poverty. But the diversity also provides a sense of togetherness.

Everybody sleeps. And eventually, everybody grows up.”




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