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Where Children Sleep

6 Feb 2021 to 9 May 2021
10 am – 5 pm
Where Children Sleep shares 25 photographs of their sleeping spaces from Nepal, provincial China to downtown New York.
Event type: 
Art
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Waikato Museum
Address: 
1 Grantham Street Hamilton
Region: 
Waikato

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Venice-based British photographer James Mollison initiated an ongoing photographic project drawing attention to the poverty experienced by children around the world, but in so doing, shows us the joy that each child possesses and exudes in coping with their own lives alongside some in more privileged settings. To highlight their plight, he has photographed where they sleep. Not always in a bed, nor even inside a building. His compassionate focus privileges us with a rare insight into the individual places where they rest their heads.

Where Children Sleep shares 25 photographs of their sleeping spaces from Nepal, provincial China to downtown New York.

 

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Image: Gypsy, Italy, by James Mollison. Image courtesy of James Mollison

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

26 Nov 2020

For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.