U.S. $30.00 | CAN $33
ISBN: 9781905712168 | TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11.25 in. / 120 pgs / 112 color.
PUB DATE: 9/30/2010 | Awaiting stock

"When asked 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. 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. 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. "In the end, I hope the pictures and the stories in this book speak to children. Yes, so that lucky children (like I was) may better appreciate what they have. But more than that, I hope this book will help children think about inequality, within and between societies around the world, and perhaps start to figure out how, in their own lives, they may respond."

James Mollison, excerpted from his introduction to Where Children Sleep. pictures with full descriptions