Life in Wanderlust

Where Children Sleep
November 29, 2011, 2:02 pm
Filed under: Art + Design, Books + Writing, Inspiration, Thoughts, Travel | Tags: ,

via James Mollison

I came across Where Children Sleep on tumblr while browsing photos of different families and their weekly food consumption. Both are definitely worth a browse through. The book documents the lives of children around the world through photographs of their bedrooms. A very interesting concept, employed through beautiful photographs, revealing the varying standards of living around the world.

My first trip overseas was to work on an archaeology project in an isolated area in Senegal, and I was quite shocked at the living conditions despite the pre-trip descriptions my professor had shared. However, most of the people there seemed content with their lives, although I wasn’t able to have any real conversations in Wolof. Personally, these photos are a reminder of how each person has a unique history and it’s rarely useful to compare yourself with others since the lives we all lead are different, and sometimes extremely distinct.


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