Mark Neville: Child's Play

Foundling Museum
Until April 30
A new exhibition exploring childhood play has opened at the Foundling Museum. Photographer, Mark Neville is presenting a series of photographs depicting children at play in diverse global environments.
Boy with Hoop, Kakuma Refugee Camp,2016, courtesy Mark Neville for International Rescue Committee
From the war zones of Afghanistan and Ukraine, to Port Glasgow and Kenya - Neville’s images reveal the challenges faced by the young in their quests to seek out fun.

Universally, every child has a right to play, but at a time when so many children have been internally displaced as a result of armed conflict, or blighted by poverty - the exhibition is highlighting the challenges of internally displaced children.

Alongside images of young residents living in Kenya’s largest refugee camp; as well as aboriginal boys completely oblivious to a huge bloodied moose head on their kitchen floor; Neville has also managed to capture some beautiful moments of children enjoying spontaneous play.

Mark Neville is renowned for undertaking socially responsible projects, and like the exhibition, his related book is expected to raise awareness and create debate around the often complex nature of child’s play.


Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ
Russell Square
Opening hours:
Tue - Sat, 10:00 - 17:00, Sun, 11:00 - 17:00, Mon closed
Entry fee:
£7.50 Adults, Children: Free, Concessions: £5.00
February 03 - April 30


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