Lauren Child's images have had a major impact on contemporary visual culture.
See her work alongside pictures and writing by children from her My Life is a Story project with UNESCO.
In 2007 UNESCO asked Lauren Child to work with them focusing on street children and children in poverty. Lauren's own experience at the beginning of her career of struggling to make ends meet and having to sometimes rely on the support of others to have somewhere safe to sleep and food to eat had given her a sense of what it might feel like to be completely alone and although she was aware of how lucky she has been she used these ideas to write her book 'That Pesky Rat' which made it the ideal story to use for the UNESCO campaign.
There are 100 million children around the world who live and work in the streets with very little hope of a better future and who may never get the chance to own or read a book. The 'My Life is a Story' project aims to give some of these children a voice.
This exhibition brings together original work by Lauren Child with images and writing from children around the world living in a range of different circumstances.
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