Most children living in the Western world grow up in beautifully decorated bedrooms with scattered toys and comfortable furniture. However, in other places of the world, children’s bedrooms look completely different, almost unimaginable to those of us living in the West.
Here are a few mind-opening glimpses of children and their bedrooms from all around the world, as depicted in images taken by photographer James Mollison, who traveled from Japan to Brazil to capture the diversity of living situations all over the world.
You may find some photographs shocking, but they convey a powerful message about why equality is an issue that matters and remind us that we need to work together to create a more beautiful world where everybody will have the basic necessities needed to grow and flourish as a respected individual.
Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
Dong, 9, Yunnan, China
Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil
Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal
Juan David, 10, Medellin, Colombia
Ryuta, 10, Tokyo, Japan
Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA
Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank
Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal
Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast
Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank
Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal
Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland
Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan
Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal
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