Where Children Sleep.
Photographs by James Mollison.
Chris Boot, 2010. 120 pp., 112 color illustrations, 8¾x11".
This book is being reprinted and copies should arrive in April /May 2011. Backorder to reserve a copy
Where Children Sleep presents English-born photographer James Mollison's large-format photographs of children's bedrooms around the world-from the U.S.A., Mexico, Brazil, England, Italy, Israel and the West Bank, Kenya, Senegal, Lesotho, Nepal, China and India-alongside portraits of the children themselves. Each pair of photographs is accompanied by an extended caption that tells the story of each child: Kaya in Tokyo, whose proud mother spends $1,000 a month on her dresses; Bilal the Bedouin shepherd boy, who sleeps outdoors with his father's herd of goats; the Nepali girl Indira, who has worked in a granite quarry since she was three; and Ankhohxet, the Kraho boy who sleeps on the floor of a hut deep in the Amazon jungle. Photographed over two years with the support of Save the Children (Italy), Where Children Sleep is both a serious photo-essay for an adult audience, and also an educational book that engages children themselves in the lives of other children around the world. Its cover features a child's mobile printed in glow-in-the-dark ink.
Read Sara Terry's review of Where Children Sleep in photo-eye Magazine.