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These Are Photos Of Children’s Bedrooms. But They Represent Something Much, Much More.

A child’s bedroom… The place where children begin to form their independence, their first refuge, and sanctuary. You can learn a lot about a child by just seeing his or her bedroom… If they even have one. The truth is that around the world there are children who struggle in extreme poverty or enjoy the benefits of abundant wealth. No matter how much we want to we can not chance a child’s fortune or misfortune.

Who we are and what kind of people we become in the future depends a lot on the childhood and upbringing we have. Photographer James Mollison has captured the lifestyles of over 50 children from around the world by taking their portrait and a picture of their room. Then he gathered all those images into made a photo essay about those children’s lives which he called “Where Children Sleep”.

The contrast in these powerful images will leave you speechless.

Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank

Children’s Bedrooms

Children’s Bedrooms

Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal

Children’s Bedrooms

Children’s Bedrooms

Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil

Children’s Bedrooms

Children’s Bedrooms

Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

Children’s Bedrooms

Children’s Bedrooms

Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast

Children’s Bedrooms

Children’s Bedrooms

Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Children’s Bedrooms

Children’s Bedrooms

Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal

Children’s Bedrooms

Children’s Bedrooms

Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank

Children’s Bedrooms

Children’s Bedrooms