Toy Stories

Thursday, April 11, 2013

What was your favourite toy when you were little? For me it was a brown cuddly monkey and a red (and super noisy) British double-decker bus. I used to play with them endlessly and I still have them both stored in my dad’s attic. For Balazs it was a collection of matchbox cars and Star Wars action figures.

Despite their upbringing, financial state or cultural differences, all kids have one thing in common: they love their toys. Gabriele Galimberti travelled the world to create this incredibly fascinating series of photographs where he captured children and their treasures. The very interesting thing was that even children living worlds apart share similarities when it comes to the function of their toys. Many kids believe that their dolls or dinosaurs will protect them from danger or monsters at night. How sweet! The one thing that surprised Gabriele was that he learned tons about the parents as well. He believes that the toys on display reveal the hopes and ambitions of the people who bought them. Interesting, isn’t it? Do you agree? What do you think? xo

P.S: Displaying kids' art.
P.P.S: I went to MoMA and....

(via Sho & Tell)


Marta said...

The girl with the sunglasses is hilarious!

Diana Mieczan said...

Giggle, she is so cool, isn't she, Marta?

Niki said...

The 4th picture is a little bit sad... :(

tiffany said...

such an interesting project! it shows a lot about the country/city the child lives in..

i had a milky the cow that for some reason i felt was very special, i passed it on to my best friends daughter who i was so surprised (with all of the cool toys today) felt the exact same way about it! a nice surprise (;

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