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Kids From Different Countries Posing With Their Toys
Remember how much you cared for your favorite toy when you were a kid? Here’s another proof of how all kids are the same, no matter where they come from.
It’s amazing how much you can learn about a child from their favorite toy. When you’re this young, you can dream of becoming whatever you want to, and one glance at the kid’s toy of choice tells you much about the life they dream of living. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti had spent 18 months traveling all around the globe and taking pictures of kids surrounded by their most prized possessions.
What started off as just taking pictures of local children turned into a big project that is now being widely praised. While working on his project, Galimberti made some interesting observations about the kids and their parents. For instance, the richer the kids were, the more attached they were to their toys and more reluctant to let Galimberti touch them. On the other hand, the poorest children who had only two or three toys altogether didn’t seem to mind sharing them with the photographer.
This amazing series of photos entitled Toy Stories gives example of class differences around the world, from children living in dirt houses to those who live in big rooms filled to the top with expensive toys. Galimberti manages not to exploit this side of the photos and gives each of them a layer of warmth and innocence.
Orly – Brownsville, Texas
Li Yi Chen – Shenyang, China
Abel – Nopaltepec, Mexico
Alessia – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
Puput – Bali, Indonesia
Noel – Dallas, Texas
Cun Zi Yi – Chongqing, China
Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar
Ralf – Riga, Latvia
Norden – Massa, Marocco