32 Striking And Powerful Images Of Children’s Rooms Around The World

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 hers 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 form 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.

1. Jaime, 9, New York, USA

Jaime, 9, New York, USA

2. Anonymous, 4, Rome, Italy

Anonymous, 4, Rome, Italy

3. Alyssa, 8, Kentucky, USA

Alyssa, 8, Kentucky, USA

4. Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal.

Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal

5. Delanie, 9, New Jersey, USA

Delanie, 9, New Jersey, USA

6. Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank

Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank

7. Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

8. Juan David, 10, Medellin, Colombia

Juan David,10, Medellin, Colombia

9. Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast

Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast

10. Douha, 10, Hebron, West Bank

Douha, 10, Hebron, West Bank

11. Hang, 5, Beijing, China

Hang, 5, Beijing, China

12. Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal

Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal

13. Jazzy, 4, Kentucky, USA

Jazzy, 4, Kentucky, USA

14. Jyoti, 14, Makwanpur, Nepal

Jyoti, 14, Makwanpur, Nepal

15. Jivan, 4, New York, USA

Jivan, 4, New York, USA

16. Lamine, 12, Bounkiling Village, Senegal

Lamine, 12, Bounkiling Village, Senegal

17. Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

18. Lehlohonolo, 6, Lesotho

Lehlohonolo, 6, Lesotho

19. Justin, 8, New Jersey, USA

Justin, 8, New Jersey, USA

20. Nantio, 15, isamis, Northern Kenya

Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern Kenya

21. Lay Lay, 4, Mae Sot, Thailand

Lay Lay, 4, Mae Sot, Thailand

22. Li, 10, Beijing, China

Li, 10, Beijing, China

23. Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan

Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan

24. Prena, 14, Kathmandu, Nepal

Prena, 14, Kathmandu, Nepal

25. Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan

Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan

26. Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland

Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland

27. Roathy, 8, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Roathy, 8, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

28. Ryuta, 10, Tokyo, Japan

Ryuta, 10, Tokyo, Japan

29. Syra, 8, Iwol, Senegal

Syra, 8, Iwol, Senegal

30. Thais, 11, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Thais, 11, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

31. Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, West Bank

Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, West Bank

32. Tristan, 7, New York, USA

Tristan, 7, New York, USA

If you have children who don;t like where they sleep, show them these images. It will give them a whole new perspective and appreciation to their rooms and their family.

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