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This Is What Recess Looks Like Around The World

Take an eye-opening journey around the globe to see how children spend their lunch recesses.

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Recess is a important part of childhood development, but where those children play can differ dramatically between nations and even neighborhoods.

Photographer James Mollison traveled around the globe to document where children spend their lunch recesses. His new book, Playground, shows what school playgrounds look like all around the world in schools both rich and poor.


"Playground" will be on exhibition at the Aperture Foundation in New York, New York, from April 16–June 11. The accompanying book is now on sale here.