School Playgrounds Around the World

Inspired by fond memories formed in the school playground of his boyhood, James Mollison embarks on a global series aptly titled ‘Playground.’ According to him, “The playground had been a space of excitement, games, bullying, laughing, tears, teasing, fun, and fear. It seemed an interesting place to go back to and explore with photography.” The British photographer started out with the school he attended in Winchester and went on to travel the world taking composite images over a period of time similar to time-lapse photography. It’s fascinating to see how an area of open space can spur imagination and foster such important socialization skills in children no matter where they grow up in the world as Mollison himself was surprised to see the similarities in playground goings on when it came to children’s behavior and the games they played.

For another read on James Mollison, try Photos of Kids in Their Kingdoms.

Winchester, UK

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Guangzhou, China

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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Lancashire, UK

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Los Angeles, California

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Mombasa, Kenya

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Moscow

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Murano, Venice

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Nairobi, Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya

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Qingyuan, China

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Tel Aviv, Israel

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Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo, Japan

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West Bank

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Gaza City, Gaza

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Gujarat, India

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Gujarat, India

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Gujarat India

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London, UK

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