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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 prized possesions—their toys. With this project the artist brings to the light an amaizing universe, the universe of childrens, that we often forget about it. This project also tell the story of the relationship between children of different cultures and their toys.

Gabriele would often play with kids before actually starting the photoshoot, and he noticed how differently childrens 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.”

Maudy – Kalulushi, Zambia

 

Tyra – Stockholm, Sweden

 

Jaqueline – Manila, Philippines

 

Sofia, 4 – Bradfort on Avon, UK

 

Oscar, 7 – Bradfortd on Avon, U.K.

 

Bethsaida – Port au Prince, Haiti

 

Mikkel, 5 – Bergen, Norway

 

Abel – Nopaltepec, Mexico

 

Botlhe – Maun, Botswana

 

Cun Zi Yi – Chongqing, China

 

Alessia – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

 

Jeronimo, 4 – Colombia

 

Taha – Beirut, Lebanon

 

Julia – Tirana, Albania

 

Tangawizi – Keekorok, Kenya

 

Reanya – Sepang, Malaysia

 

Kalesi – Viseisei, Fiji Islands

 

Stella – Montecchio, Italy

 

Virginia – American Fork, Utah

 

Talia – Timimoun, Algeria

 

Noel – Dallas, Texas

 

Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar

 

Lucas – Sydney, Australia

 

Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi

 

Enea – Boulder, Colorado

 

Shotaro, 5 – Tokyo, Japan

 

Orly – Brownsville, Texas

 

Puput – Bali, Indonesia

 

Allenah – El Nido, Philippines

 

Keynor – Cahuita, Costa Rica

 

Elene – Tblisi, Georgia

 

Norden – Massa, Marocco

More abouat Gabriele Galimbarti’s work here.