A series of photographs by James Mollison excerpted from his book ‘Where Children Sleep’ – stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms.

1) Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal
[above and below]

INDIRA'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

2) Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank

BILAL by James Mollison

BILAL'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

3) Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ALEX by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

ALEX'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

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“When Fabrica asked me to come up with an idea for engaging with children’s rights, I found myself thinking about my bedroom: how significant it was during my childhood, and how it reflected what I had and who I was. It occurred to me that a way to address some of the complex situations and social issues affecting children would be to look at the bedrooms of children in all kinds of different circumstances.”

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4) Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal

BIKRAM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

BIKRAM'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

5) Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

DONG by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

DONG'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

6) Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank

TZVIKA by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

TZVIKA'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

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“From the start, I didn’t want it just to be about ‘needy children’ in the developing world, but rather something more inclusive, about children from all types of situations. It seemed to make sense to photograph the children themselves, too, but separately from their bedrooms, using a neutral background.”

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7) Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan

RISA by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

RISA'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

8) Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal

LAMINE by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

LAMINE'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

9) Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil

AHKOHXET by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

AHKOHXET'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

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“My thinking was that 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.”

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10) Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal

NETU by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

NETU'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

11) Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

JOEY by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

JOEY'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

12) Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank

DOUHA by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

DOUHA by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

13) Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland

RHIANNON by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

RHIANNON'S BEDROOM by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

14) Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast

ANONYMOUS by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

ANONYMOUS'S HOME by James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

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MORE FROM THE SERIES AND MORE FROM JAMES MOLLISON.