May 13th, 2015
James Mollison and Jon Ronson on “Playground”
Photographer James Mollison and writer Jon Ronson recall their playground memories with Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot preceding the opening reception of the “Playground” exhibition at Aperture Gallery in New York. Mollison photographs children at play in their school playgrounds, inspired by memories of his own childhood and how we all learn to negotiate relationships and our place in the world through play. Established writer and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson wrote the foreword to “Playground”. With photographs from schools in countries including Argentina, Bhutan, Bolivia, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Nepal, Norway, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, and the U.S., Mollison also gives access for readers of all ages to issues of global diversity and inequality.