Toys… Who doesn’t have one? “They say toys can tell a story about the child background including their family and parents career”. To demonstrate this, an Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti travelled around the world and photograph children and their favorite toys. Thus a photo series called “Toy Stories” were born.
For 18 months he would often join in with the kid’s games before the photo shoot. According to him “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. Even if they only had two or three toys, they didn’t really care. In Africa, the kids would mostly play with their friends outside.”
Galimberti discovered that even worlds apart, when it comes to their toys children had similar illustration on them. He even met a boy from Texas named Orly and a girl from Malawi named Chiwa, both believed that their dinosaur toy would protect them from any danger at night. Galimberti learns that most children’s toys personify their parents work and pastime. And he believes that toys did not change over the past three decades or so, except for computer games.