These Diverse Pictures Of Kids' Bedrooms Around The World Have Hidden Powerful Message

A gripping beautiful story of childhood gazing with hope.

These Diverse Pictures Of Kids' Bedrooms Around The World Have Hidden Powerful Message
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Most of us believe, our bedrooms are our sanctuaries; like a safe house, a place to get rid of all the stress in the world and a place to rest to restore ourselves to our best version. However, this is certainly not the case, because as soon as we step out of our comfort zone and see what is happening at the global level, the same restlessness comes back.

A documentary photographer, James Mollison's compelling pictorial series, "Where Children Sleep" captures the beautiful, yet shattered bedrooms of children around the world. It gives us the much-needed perspective, as it reveals some dark and hidden differences between the places where children sleep.

We at WittyFeed have compiled the list of those pictures to share it with the world that proves everyone is not as lucky as you.

Have a look!

The 4-year-old, Kaya from Tokyo, Japan.

The 4-year-old, Kaya from Tokyo, Japan.

Where Children Sleep: "Our childhood bedrooms are central to defining who we are. This new book, consisting of 56 diptychs from around the world, shows us the stark inequalities but also broad universals shared by children in every corner of the globe," shares James.

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Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan

Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan
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This idea of series aroused when photographer James decided to engage himself into something related with children's right. To find the right path, Mollison looked back at his childhood and knew what mattered to him the most.

Alex, 9, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Alex, 9, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
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Alex is not enrolled to go to the school and spends most of his time begging on the streets. Most of the time he sleeps on the roadside.

Lamine, 12, Senegal, West Africa

Lamine, 12, Senegal, West Africa
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Unusual surroundings and a bed created on the top of the wooden logs is a place where this young man rests.


The next picture of the 14-year-old girl is not for the faint of heart.

The 14-year-old, Erlen from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 14-year-old, Erlen from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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She was just 14 when James found her, and she was pregnant. What's more heart-rending here is the fact that Erlen already had two miscarriages, and this was her third child.

Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern Kenya.

Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern Kenya.
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Nantio lives with her two brothers and two sisters in this tent-like home.

Photographer of these life-moving pictures, James Mollison shares "I saw some very upsetting situations while doing this project. When in the process of making the images, I was able to concentrate on the technical decisions I needed to make to realise a successful picture, but the moments of sadness came while doing the interviews afterwards or in the evening when I could reflect on what I'd seen," reports Lensculture.

The 9-year-old, Dong from Yunna, China. 

The 9-year-old, Dong from Yunna, China. 
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Dong lives in this room along with his parents and sisters.


On the contrary, see the picture below of the 9-year-old world champion girl.

Samantha, 9, Long Island, NYC.

Samantha, 9, Long Island, NYC.
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Well, this is entirely different from all the pictures which you've seen above. Samantha is a self-made woman at just the age of 9. She is a black belt in Karate.

Douha, 10, Palestinian Refugee Camp, Hebron, West Bank.

Douha, 10, Palestinian Refugee Camp, Hebron, West Bank.
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One in 12 siblings, Douha shares this room with her five sisters.


James found a boy in Rome and lived something like this. See below.

Anonymous, found in Rome, Italy.

Anonymous, found in Rome, Italy.
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All of the above children had one thing in common, they all had the shelter to hide when the storm strikes. But this homeless boy sleeps on a bare mattress in the open on a grassy land.

Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, West Bank.

Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, West Bank.
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Tzvika lives in a closed community of more than 36,000 Haredi (Orthodox) Jews.

Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA.

Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA.
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Joey is different than most of the kids of his age. He enjoys hunting, watching television comes second to him. Also, he plays with his bearded dragon.

Irkena, 14, Kenya.

Irkena, 14, Kenya.
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Irkena lives with his mother and is part of a wanderer tribe called Rendille tribe.

Maria, 12, Mexico.

Maria, 12, Mexico.
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Maria's favourite colour is pink, and it shows in her room. She lives in a three-storey home with her family.

James shares, "All these pictures show us the diverse reality with steady, uncomplicated gaze of the youth."

The 9-year-old, Jaime, NYC.

The 9-year-old, Jaime, NYC.
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Jaime loves to play kickball, and studies finance. He dreams of becoming a successful lawyer, just like his father.

Indira, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Indira, Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Indira lives in a single room with her parents, a brother and sister.  She's been working in mines since the age of three.

Lewis, 10, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.

Lewis, 10, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.
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Lewis has schizophrenia, and he mostly stays indoors. Along with this, he is not allowed to own any sharp objects.

Alyssa, 8, Kentucky, USA.

Alyssa, 8, Kentucky, USA.
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She lives in a small house with her parents. Both of them work full-time to provide her food and shelter. The family hopes to move into their big trailer someday.


As James Mollison says about his journey, "Wherever I am, I discover that children are often enthralled to see how other children live around the world."


That's all, folks!