What was your favorite toy as a child? In Gabriele Galimberti’s wonderful series Toy Stories, which I recently spotted over at Feature Shoot, the Italian photographer traveled the world to photograph children with their most prized possessions, be they pink or blue, new or old, plentiful or scarce. The resulting photo series is in turns haunting and funny, but Galimberti’s reports from the field are equally interesting. “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,” Galimberti says. “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.”
Toy Stories doesn’t just appeal in its cheerful demeanor, but it really becomes quite the anthropological study. And, ultimately, these photos give poignant insight into poverty on a very basic level – children’s toys.
Page through a few of our favorites from the series after the jump, and then be sure to head over to Galimberti’s website to see many more.
Tangawizi – Keekorok, Kenya
Tags: children around the world, Gabriele Galimberti, journalism, kids around the world, photography, photojournalism, photos of children from around, photos of children from around the world with their most prized possessions, play, poverty, richness, Toy Stories, toys, travel, traveling, travelling
Ayn a scris un post din care n-am putut sa nu extrag asta. Uhh, well said! :))))
“Unii oameni cred in inocenta lor ca e de ajuns sa lasi tu loc de buna ziua ca sa ti se spuna efectiv un frumos si cordial buna ziua in momentul cand parasesti un loc. Nu e cazul meu. In primul rand pentru ca eu nu prea obisnuiesc sa spun buna ziua. Cel mult spun buna. Si dupa aceea urmeaza ziua… evident, nu din gura mea.” Altfel spus, declar sapt. asta drept “Saptamana Minoritatii Celor Care Nu Se Sfiesc Sa Cante La Acordeon In… Pantaloni Scurti Albi (I think)” 😀
Consecintele politetii pot fi sesizate cu usurinta in imaginea de mai jos: :))) Asta raspunde , de altfel, si intrebarii: “De ce arata asa – zi de zi – ora de varf (si nu numai) pe strazile din Bucuresti?”. Evident ca… din prea multa politete! 😀
Nota: Acest post nu instiga la mai putina politete, ci la mai multa naturalete. (: