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Stunning photos show how different young people's bedrooms look in 22 countries

ROOM#711 CLAUDIO 24ans Archiviste Rio BrésilCourtesy of John ThackwrayClaudio, 24, Rio, Brazil.

A bedroom says a lot about a person — about their lifestyle, their passions, their habits.

No one knows this better than French photographer John Thackwray, who has spent six years travelling the globe snapping pics of peoples’ digs.

In fact, he’s photographed 1,200 bedrooms in 55 countries for his My Room Project.

Thackwray has spent the last six years putting together his My Room Project, bit by bit, bedroom by bedroom.

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Marixa, 21, a teacher in Sibundoy, Colombia. ROOM#633

He started at home, in France, but ended up photographing bedrooms in 55 different countries.

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Joseph, 30, an artist in Paris, France, ROOM#024.

According to him, bedrooms might be an overstatement...

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Fha, 20, a farmer in Ban Saingam, Thailand. ROOM#313

'Where people sleep' is more accurate, according to Thackwray.

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Ezekiel, 22, a warrior in Echo Manyata, Kenya. ROOM#867

Each photo is captioned with the subject's name, age and occupation, as well as a number that correlates to the order Thackwray shot it in.

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Ben, 22, a film student in Dallas, Texas. ROOM#561

He focused on people between the ages of 18 and 30.

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Maja, 22, an architecture student in Berlin, Germany. ROOM#117

And tried to split his subjects evenly by gender.

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Osia, 18, a shepherd in Ha Selomo, Lesotho. ROOM#1049

He liked to document both the rich and poor, the modern and the traditional, and the rural and the urban in any given place.

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Gullé, 29, an actress in Istanbul, Turkey. ROOM#205

Interested in documenting 'the inequalities impacting humankind,' he asked photo subjects about their life and the problems they have to face.

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Maleeq, 28, an entertainer in New York City. ROOM#219

He'd chat with people about everything from politics to relationships.

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Marilyn, 23, a seed seller in Mahajanga, Madagascar. ROOM#945

Finding people willing to let them document their most private spaces wasn't easy.

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Ryoko, 25, an IT engineer in Tokyo, Japan. ROOM#256

'Convincing people took 95% of the time -- my shooting time was little compared to it,' he said.

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Dongzhé, 25, a designer in Beijing, China. ROOM#268

He mostly used social media and local NGOs to find people...

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Sabrina, 27, a Kindergarden teacher in Shatila, Lebanon. ROOM#1093

However, he sometimes just approached people on the street, though he said that was rare, 'because it can be too dangerous in some communities.'

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Yuan, 22, a salesperson in Dakli, China. ROOM#290

One thing he learned through this project is 'that the world is unfair.'

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Asha, 17, a housewife in Bamansemilya, India. ROOM#348

He adds that 'inequalities and ignorance are the main scourges of humanity.'

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Fatou, 17, a seamstress in Thies, Senegal. ROOM#733

He also believes that people often confuse poverty with violence, and comfort with happiness, but that these things are mutually exclusive.

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Pema, 22, a Buddhism student in Katmandu, Nepal. ROOM#385

'I've seen more smiles in poor countries, and much more depression in developed countries,' he said.

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Oleg, 24, a Telecom engineer in Novosibirsk, Russia. ROOM#416

'I was also impressed by spiritually in India, hospitality in Russia, and the craziness of the Japanese lifestyle.'

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Zhalay, 18, a student in Zhanbyl, Kazakhstan. ROOM#458

Despite many differences, one thing that was the same was that almost everyone had access to the Internet and social media, 'from Saudi young women to farmers in the African bush,' he said. 'This is definitely the connected generation.'

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Mohamed, 18, from Saint Catherine, Egypt. ROOM#807

My Room will be published as a book later this year, titled 'My Room, portrait of a generation.'

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Élahé, 29, a painter in Tehran, Iran. ROOM#466

Pre-order a copy here.

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