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23 Intimate Photos From Bedrooms Around The World

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It’s said you can learn a lot about someone by looking at their bedroom.

And if that’s true, then John Thackwray knows about a lot of people. The traveling photographer has snapped portraits for his My Room Project in 1,200 intimate bedroom settings around the globe, from the heart of New York City to poor neighborhoods in Nairobi.

Room #348: Madyah Pradesh, India. Asha is a 17-year-old homemaker.
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Room #348: Madyah Pradesh, India. Asha is a 17-year-old homemaker.

The photo series started as a casual way for Thackwray to study how young people live, particularly people born in the ‘80s and ‘90s. He started with friends in Paris and then moved around the world, using social media and nonprofit organizations to find his subjects, then taking photos of them and their rooms while chatting about politics, education and relationships.

Room #192: Bucharest, Romania. Andreea is a 24-year-old civil engineer.
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Room #192: Bucharest, Romania. Andreea is a 24-year-old civil engineer.
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“Bedroom” may not be the best term, Thackwray says, because some rooms often serve many functions for his subjects and their families. Each place has its own personality.AN ESSENTIAL DAILY GUIDE TO ACHIEVING THE GOOD LIFESubscribe to our lifestyle email.Thanks!You have been successfully signed up.

“I was impressed by spiritually in India, the hospitality in Russia and the craziness of the Japanese lifestyle,” Thackwray told The Huffington Post. “Every photo is a different story.”

Room #1,049: Lesotho, South Africa. Osia is an 18-year-old shepherd.
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Room #1,049: Lesotho, South Africa. Osia is an 18-year-old shepherd.

Each photo in the project comes captioned with the name, age and occupation of its occupant, along with a “room number” in chronological order of Thackwray’s travels. A hundred of the photos will be featured in Thackwray’s forthcoming book, which is available for pre-order online, but even just a few make for a powerful peek at how the world rests at home. Take a look a few more:Paris, France

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John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #24: Joseph is a 30-year-old artist.Novosibirsk, Russia

John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #416: Oleg is a 24-year-old telecom engineer.La Paz, Bolivia

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John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #665: Marcello is an 18-year-old high school student.Dallas, U.S.A.

John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #561: Ben is a 22-year-old film student.Manyatta, Kenya

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John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #867: Ezekiel is a 22-year-old warrior.Tokyo, Japan

John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #256: Ryoko is a 25-year-old information technology engineer.Durban, South Africa

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John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #1,058: Khetiwe is 22 years old and currently unemployed.Kathmandu, Nepal

John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #385: Pema is a 22-year-old Buddhism student.Cairo, Egypt

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John Thackwray/My Room ProjectRoom #801: Azza is a 19-year-old homemaker.Dali, China

John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #290: Yuan is a 22-year-old salesperson.New York, U.S.A.

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John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #219: Maleeq is a 28-year-old entertainer.Tehran, Iran

John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #466: Élahé is a 29-year-old painter.Saint Catherine, Egypt

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John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #807: Mohamed is an 18-year-old student of traditional medicine.Nairobi, Kenya

John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #871: Alice is a 29-year-old mother.Paris, France

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John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #54: Derek is a 30-year-old movie director.Beirut, Lebanon

John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #1,093: Sabrina is a 27-year-old kindergarten teacher.Zhambyl, Kazakhstan

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John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #458: Zhalay is an 18-year-old high school student.Berlin, Germany

John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #571: Maja is a 22-year-old architecture student.Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #711: Claudio is a 24-year-old archivist.Thiès, Senegal

John ThackwrayMy Room ProjectRoom #733: Fatou is a 17-year-old seamstress.

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