Photos of Kids in their Kingdoms from James Mollison’s Where Children Sleep

A child’s bedroom may be their castle, and king or queen of it they may be, but in reality, those rooms are often far from fit for royalty. Documentary photographer James Mollison’s has used his lens to expose the shocking inequalities faced by kids around the globe. The moving portraits of “Where Children Sleep” contrast the similarities of all children against the environments in which they are raised; while some don’t even have a room to themselves, others don’t have a room at all. (above: Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan)

Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Ahkohxet, 8, Brazil

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Anonymous, 4, Rome, Italy

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Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan

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Kana, 16, Tokyo, Japan

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Ryuta, 10, Tokyo, Japan

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Jaime, 9, New York City, USA

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Indira, 7, Katmandu, Nepal

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Tzvika, 9, Beitar Illit, The West Bank

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Lamine, 12, Senegal

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Bilal, 6, The West Bank

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Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

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Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast

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Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal

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Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland

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Netu, 11, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Alyssa, 8, Harlan County, Kentucky

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Juan, 10, Medellin, Colombia

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Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank

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Thais, 1, City of God, Brazil

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Lewis, 10, Barnsley, England

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Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

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Prena, 14, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Jasmine (Jazzy), 4, Kentucky, USA

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Nantio, 15, Kenya

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Roathy, 8, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Delanie, 9, New Jersey, USA

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Li, 10, Beijing, China

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Lay Lay, 4, Mae Sot, Thailand

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