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Photo series captures the childhood wishes of people around the world

Iraqi Kurdish artist, filmmaker and photographer Jamal Penjweny has created a series of photos he’s named I Wish. This poignant series details the childhood wishes and dreams of people as they stand in their current surroundings. Penjweny says of this series: ‘The man in the mountains wanted to become a champion swimmer but he was born in a place with no swimming pools, the man with the Bruce Lee photo took karate lessons and then became a Mullah, the man with the Ferrari photo always wanted to be a racecar driver – now he has a donkey and sells gasoline’.

A sobering but also extraordinary series you’ve gotta see, if only for the sentimentality these photos encourage within you.

Via Beautiful Decay

A man shows a picture of an award-winning swimmer in this photo series by Jamal Penjweny
A man shows a picture of an award-winning swimmer in this photo series by Jamal Penjweny
A man shows what he wished to be as a child as he sits in his place of work
A man shows what he wished to be as a child as he sits in his place of work
A man shows what he wished to be as a child as he sits on a donkey carriage
A man shows what he wished to be as a child as he sits on a donkey carriage
A lady shows what she wished for as a child as she stands in her hometown
A lady shows what she wished for as a child as she stands in her hometown

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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