In this day and age, it's easy for children to develop preconceived notions about the world and other people based on what they see and hear in their immediate surroundings. By showing kids the world from a unique global perspective --through candid photos of children across the "emerging" world along with traditional proverbs and notable quotes from philosophers, authors and cultural icons --MOMENT can play a role in sparking lively and enriching conversations that can help dispel many common biases and misconceptions. This book aims to inspire and motivate the next generation of young trailblazers and problem solvers into action with the hope that they develop an appreciation for cultures, history and geography, and a desire to see the world through the eyes of others.
Abad’s best work is illuminating and memorably composed, offering vivid glimpses into the intimate moments of others’ lives. But the collection offers little in the way of a throughline — in addition to photos of children, there are photos of buildings, cityscapes, and even aerial views. An introduction makes clear that the book is intended to introduce children to new cultures, experiences, and ways of living, inspiring a love of travel and a curious nature in young “trail-blazers, dreamers, and problem-solvers.” In the digital era, of course, people are far more global than ever; children are likely to have seen material similar to the images contained in this book.
The most engaging photographs here offer uncontrived looks at the countries of his travels, suggesting something of the essence of the everyday. Occasional photos of Abad’s own kids add a nice personal touch. His city photography in particular is striking. Abad’s collection combines humane and tender portraits of families, children, and locals with impressive landscape work. For those interested in glimpses of youth culture in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, this offers a welcome point of entry.
Takeaway: This book of travel photography, focusing on children around the world, will appeal to globetrotters and curious kids alike.
Great for fans of: Steve McCurry, Brandon Stanton’s Humans.
Design and typography: A
Marketing copy: A-