Sophie Knijff: Translations

Image from sofieknijff.nl

Image from sofieknijff.nl

Belgian photographer Sofie Knijff's latest collection, Translations, explores children's dreams and expectations for their adult life through portraiture.  Knijff travelled to South Africa, India, Brazil, Mali, Iceland, and Greenland to learn, and then capture, children's "dream characters."  Each child was photographed against the same black background, creating a neutral space where their dreams could come to life through their own costume, pose, and expression.  Knijff also photographed the empty spaces usually occupied by the children, creating an interesting dialogue between children's internal lives and the environments that foster them.  

Be sure to check out the full project on Knijff's website and let us know your thoughts @kindermodern