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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.