by Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 5 June 2014

If you have a nice clean bed to sleep in at night, consider yourself one of the lucky ones, not too many kids have that luxury. Photographer James Mollison explores inequality as seen through the bedrooms of different children across the globe. In his series and upcoming book, ‘Where Children Sleep’, he shows portraits of kids followed by an image of their bedrooms, giving us a glimpse at the living conditions of children in different settings.

Some have it good, like Risa from Japan. She has a pretty standard room with all the luxuries a kid needs. Others, like Bilal from the West Bank, are not as well of. Bilal, a 6-year-old shepherd, sleeps in his father’s backyard with the goats. Kinda hard to believe a goat’s shed could be considered a child’s bedroom.

Mollison tells Huffington Post: ‘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 realise just how lucky most of us in the developed world are’.

Via The Jungle Paper