Playgrounds Around The World

Photographer James Mollison employs thought-provoking concepts which challenge us to expand our social and environmental world views. We covered his well received book, “Where Children Sleep” in 2011. Now he has released a book which revolves around the playground. Mollison has fond and powerful childhood memories of these places, and he wondered how the playground experience had affected others around the world. “It had been a space of excitement, games, bullying, laughing, tears, teasing, fun, and fear,” Mollison writes in the afterword of his latest book, “Playground.”

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The World in 2100 Videographic

The world’s population will reach 7 billion by the end of October, according to the latest projections from the United Nations. For the first time the UN has attempted to look as far ahead as 2100, using various assumptions about how fertility and mortality rates might change over the years. The average of these estimates suggests that the global population will cross 10 billion by 2085.


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World Press Freedom Day

Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. "21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers" is the theme for 2011 World Press Freedom Day.

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