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Where Children Sleep

October 19th, 2010 by Dave · 2 Comments

Where Children Sleep is a slideshow from the Telegraph that shows children and their bedrooms. They tend to focus on somewhat extreme examples, but the differences are powerful. I find the images of the children themselves particularly striking. The brief descriptions that accompany each photo relate to global issues like child labor, human rights and environmental justice.

Thanks Larry

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  • 1 khalid // Oct 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Ok, so why do they have the picture of the kid at the Islamic school (Lamine, in Senegal) holding an ax like it’s a weapon? And yet the ax has nothing to do with the description of his life. Maybe he just carries it around in case an infidel arrives with a camera? That’s a little over the top for me. Reminds me of our high-school history textbook, where the chapter on Islam started with pictures of guys with turbans and swords…cause we all know that’s the Muslim start-up kit…

    (it was a depressing photo set! i’m glad you shared it…)

  • 2 Dave // Oct 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Yeah, a lot of the pictures seemed kind of stereotypical. I didn’t see him as holding it as a weapon, though. The kid in full camo is pretty terrifying. I was most struck by the kids who were working. Those pictures were heartbreaking.

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