What is child’s play? That’s the tantalizing question photographer James Mollison took upon himself to answer when he revisited his old school in the UK for a photography project. That led to Mollison visiting 59 schools in 17 countries over a five-year span to capture the similarities and differences in playgrounds across the world for his new book, Playground. Here, an eye-opening look at how little ones spend recess at elementary schools across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
St. Mary of the Assumption, Elementary School, Brookline, Massachusetts
Photo: © James Mollison