Wednesday, May 06, 2015


Inspired by his own childhood in the UK, James Mollison set out to study how children play, gossip, and compete around the world. He photographed children at play in schoolyards in Argentina, Bhutan, Bolivia, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Nepal, Norway, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, and the US. The Playground series is the product of these travels.

Valley View School, Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya. Copyright © James Mollison.

Hull Trinity House School, Hull, UK. Copyright © James Mollison.

Dechen Phodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan. Copyright © James Mollison.

The Playground  exhibition and book can be seen at Aperture Gallery, New York, through June 25, 2015.

Read an interview with the photographer at The Morning News

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