That is the question photographer Sohpie Knijff has been asking children for the past years traveling across South Africa, India, Mali, Brazil, Iceland and Greenland. She has tried to portray their hopes and dreams using the same backdrop for every photo, trying to isolate them from their daily lives and from their surroundings. She wanted them to concentrate on their personal dream charachters that they all carry inside them.
I think the project turned out wonderful. By looking at the photos you can really feel the dreams of the children but at the same time you wonder, like Knijff’s website also states – what will become of childhood dreams and expectations?
Actress, South Africa