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ames Mol­li­son, ispi­ran­do­si ai ri­cor­di del­la sua in­fan­zia, ha rea­liz­za­to un li­bro fo­to­gra­fi­co mol­to in­te­res­san­te, ‘Play­ground’, viag­gian­do per il mon­do e rac­con­tan­do in ogni sin­go­lo scat­to co­me gio­ca­no i bam­bi­ni du­ran­te l’in­ter­val­lo, a scuo­la. Che si trat­ti di isti­tu­ti pri­va­ti con ri­go­glio­si giar­di­ni o cor­ti­li fa­ti­scen­ti di pe­ri­fe­ria, l’espe­rien­za de­gli scolari è fat­ta di ri­sa­te, la­cri­me, com­pe­ti­zio­ne, ami­ci­zia. Sen­ti­men­ti for­ti, nar­ra­ti at­tra­ver­so un obiet­ti­vo che co­glie l’at­ti­mo con di­scre­zio­ne e pre­ci­sio­ne. Af­fre­schi co­ra­li in cui ogni bam­bi­no vi­ve il mo­men­to del gio­co in mo­do uni­co e al tem­po stes­so con­di­vi­so. Argentina, Bo­li­via, In­dia, Israe­le, Ita­lia, Giap­po­ne, Ke­nya, Ne­pal, Nor­ve­gia, Sier­ra Leo­ne, In­ghil­ter­ra, Sta­ti Uni­ti: so­no so­lo al­cu­ni dei luo­ghi nei qua­li Ja­mes è an­da­to per il suo pro­get­to. Dal li­bro è sta­ta trat­ta an­che una mo­stra, all’Aper­tu­re Gal­le­ry di New York. ames Mol­li­son, in­spi­red by chil­d­hood me­mo­ries, crea­ted a ve­ry in­te­re­sting pho­to­gra­phy book cal­led ‘Play­ground’, tra­ve­ling the world to show how chil­dren play du­ring re­cess at school. Re­gard­less of whe­ther they are in pri­va­te schools wi­th lu­sh gar­dens or in run­do­wn cour­tyards on the ou­tskirts of to­wn,

Jthe ex­pe­rien­ce of the­se stu­den­ts is full of laughter, tears, com­pe­ti­tion and friend­ship. The­se strong sen­ti­men­ts are nar­ra­ted th­rou­gh a ca­me­ra lens that cap­tu­res the mo­ment wi­th di­scre­tion and pre­ci­sion. In the­se fre­scos, each child expresses play­ti­me in a uni­que yet fa­mi­liar way. Argentina, Bo­li­via, In­dia, Israel, Ita­ly, Ja­pan, Ke­nya, Ne­pal, Nor­way, Sier­ra Leo­ne, En­gland and the Uni­ted Sta­tes are ju­st so­me of the coun­tries whe­re Ja­mes tra­ve­led for his pro­ject. The book al­so led to an ex­hi­bit at Aper­tu­re Gal­le­ry in New York.

Thim­phu, Bhu­tan

Ja­mes Mol­li­son

Val­ley View School, Ma­tha­re, Nai­ro­bi, Ke­nya

Ai­da Boys School, Be­thle­hem

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