Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
James Mollison's book Where Children Sleep (previously) contains portraits of children from all across the globe, aside images, some positively heartbreaking, of the spaces where they sleep. In this way, readers have visual access to the often filthy, poverty stricken environments in which these children must rest their heads.
Not all of the photographs feature dismal surroundings, but the photos shown here are some of the more unsettling. Mollison said in an interview,
"I hope the book gives a glimpse into the lives some children are living in very diverse situations around the world; a chance to reflect on the inequality that exists, and realize just how lucky most of us in the developed world are."
It certainly puts into perspective any complaint I might have made this week. See more of Mollison's moving images at his website. Via Lost at E Minor.
Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dong, 9, Yunnan, China