Saturday, 5 October 2013

Children From Around The World Photographed with Their Toys

Toys can tell a whole story about the child’s background and family, and even the professions of the parents. In his photo series ‘Toy Stories’, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti traveled around the globe for 18-months and photographed children with their toys.
Gabriele would often play with kids before actually starting the photoshoot, and he noticed how differently children from different backgrounds accepted his presence:
“The richest children were more possessive. At the beginning, they wouldn’t want me to touch their toys, and I would need more time before they would let me play with them. In poor countries, it was much easier. In Africa, the kids would mostly play with their friends outside.” 

Children also ascribe similar functions to their toys – during his journey, Galimberti met a boy in Texas and a girl in Malawi who both believed their plastic dinosaurs would protect them from dangers at night. And even though the project is about children, photographer says he learned more about the parents – commonly toys represent their occupation and hobbies. 

Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi


Jaqueline – Manila, Philippines


Tangawizi – Keekorok, Kenya


Julia – Tirana, Albania


Orly – Brownsville, Texas


Alessia – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy


Abel – Nopaltepec, Mexico


Allenah – El Nido, Philippines


Lucas – Sydney, Australia


Keynor – Cahuita, Costarica


Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar

Shaira – Mumbai, India


Bethsaida – Port au Prince, Haiti

Ryan – Johannesburg, South Africa


Pavel – Kiev, Ukraine


Watcharapom – Bangkok, Thailand

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