James Mollison Photographs Children at Play in School Playgrounds Around the World
Inspired by memories of his own childhood, British photographer James Mollison has created a series of pictures titled "Playground", featuring children at play in school playgrounds around the world. For each picture, Mollison sets up his camera during school break time, making multiple frames, and then composing each final photograph from several scenes, in which he finds revealing "play" narratives. "I started the project in the UK, revisiting my school and some of the other schools nearby." Mollison explains, "I became fascinated by the diversity of children’s experiences, depending on their school. The contrasts between British schools made me curious to know what schools were like in other countries."