“Né Quelque Part / Born Somewhere” portrays the lives of children in 27 countries. Francesco Zizola has spent 15 years documenting the condition of children around the world. From countries racked with war, like Angola, the Sudan, Afghanistan and Iraq, to child laborers in Brazil and Indonesia, to Aids orphans in Mozambique and Kenya – from the alienated children of privilege in Japan, to the young entrepreneurs and actors of New York and Los Angeles.

The “Born Somewhere” book was first published in 2004.

Bo, Sierra Leone. November 1995. At the government hospital, 17 years old Brima, left, and 7 years old Sartie, suffered severe psychological trauma after witnessing their families' brutal murder and the destruction of their village. In an effort to recrea
Luanda, Angola. April 1996. Street children. Numerous children mutilated by personal mines survive by begging in the city center.
LusakaÍs main daily, the ñTimes of Zambiaî reports in bold characters that ïmasturbation is the only way to defeat AIDSÍ. The fight against the virus is being hardened by the fact those teachers and doctors have been decimated by the disease as well makin
Kuito, Angola. April 1996. After the city was bombed, this bathroom is the only part of the church that is still intact. It is used to store sacred images and statues.
Kuito, Bie province, Angola. June, 17th 2002. A girl running in front of a building used to be the school. Kuito, Bie province, Angola. June, 17th 2002. A girl running in front of a building used to be the school.
Dantong area, Shanxi province, China. February 1998. Mining town.
Bangladesh, 1995
China, Chongqing, Sichuan province
Sunland, California. October 1999.Four year old Ashlyn Matthews at home.
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Tokyo Shure. An unconventional school for children kicked out of public schools. This 12 years old girl has attempted suicides three times. Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Tokyo Shure. An unconventional school for children kicked out of pu
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Boys reformatory. Theachers at Japanese public schools pick out children showing signs of deviant behavior and report them to the police. the police then place the students in reformatories, where the stay averages 1-2 years. Tokyo
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1993. Six year old child on the rua das lacrimas (street of tears) in the Heliopolis favela.
Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, 1992. A group of street children live inside this demolished building, in the vicinity of the local yacht club.
Guatemala City, Guayemala, 1999
Albania Kosovo, 1999
Albania Kosovo, 1999
Kosovo-Albanian border. March 1999. Ethnic Albanians fleeing Kosovo. Kosovo-Albanian border. March 1999. Ethnic Albanians fleeing Kosovo.
Khodjely City, Uzbekistan, Aral Sea. October 1997. Republican Recover School for children with serious malformations. October 1997
Afghanistan produces 75% of the world's heroine. Smuggling is big business in the region. In part, because of a greater drug enforcement effort in Iran and Pakistan, more of the heroin now goes north through the desperately poor Central Asian republics of