March 16, 2013
Children From Around the World With Their Favourite Toys
Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s project 'Toy Stories' compiles photos of children from around the world with their most prized possesions—their toys.
Galimberti found that children in richer countries were more possessive with their toys and that it took time before they allowed him to play with them (which is what he would do pre-shoot before arranging the toys), whereas in poorer countries he found it much easier to quickly interact, even if there were just two or three toys between them. There were similarities too, especially in the functional and protective powers the toys represented for their proud owners. Across borders, the toys were reflective of the world each child was born into—economic status and daily life affecting the types of toys children found interest in.
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