Where Children Sleep

Bedrooms are significant part for all of us during our childhood and it reflects who we are and what we want to be. Where Children Sleep is a project by James Mollison with idea to engage young people to understand children’s rights. The bedroom pictures would be inscribed with the children’s material and cultural circumstances, the details that inevitably mark people apart from each other, while the children themselves would appear in the set of portraits as individuals, as equals just as children. After watching these photos you may ask yourself - what was your childhood like?

Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland

Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil

Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal

Jasmine, 4, New Jersey, USA

Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan

Delanie, 11, New Jersey, USA

Ryuta 10, Tokyo, Japan

Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank

Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

4-year-old Romanian immigrant boy from Rome

Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern Kenya

Roasi, 8, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Jaime, 9, New York, USA

Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank

Thais, 11, City of God, Brazil


James Mollison was born in Kenya in 1973 and grew up in England. After studying Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University, and later film and photography at Newport School of Art and Design, he moved to Italy to work at Benetton’s creative lab, Fabrica. His work has been widely published throughout the world including by Colors, The New York Times Magazine, the Guardian magazine, The Paris Review, The New Yorker and Le Monde.

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