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Kids and their toys: A really fascinating photo project

Toy Stories is a fascinating photo project which shows that regardless of what country a child lives in, what culture their from, and how rich or poor they are, all they want to do is play. However, their preferences can differ depending on who they are and where they're from.

Interestingly, Gabriele notes that children from developed countries and privileged families are zealous guardians of their toys. Those kids didn’t want a photographer too close to their ''treasures'', least of all playing with them. While children from poor countries were eager to share their favourite toys, even if they only had one teddy bear.

But all the children that took part in this project do have something in common. Their favourite toys reflect the lifestyle of their families. The hobbies and professions of their parents, as well as the daily routine and duties of family members, directly affected their choice of their favourite toys.

Chiwa - Mchinji, Malawi


 

Pavel - Kiev, Ukraine


 

Stella - Montecchio, Italy


 

Puput - Bali, Indonesia


 

Alessia - Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy


 

Orly - Brownsville, Texas


 

Abel - Nopaltepec, Mexico


 

Keynor - Cahuita, Costa Rica


 

Arafa and Aisha - Bububu, Zanzibar


 

Bethsaida - Port au Prince, Haiti


 

Enea - Boulder, Colorado


 

Cun Zi Yi - Chongqing, China


 

Maudy - Kalulushi, Zambia


 

Elene - Tblisi, Georgia


 

Farida - Cairo, Egypt


 

Jaqueline - Manila, Philippines


 

Julia - Tirana, Albania


 

Naya - Managua, Nicaragua


 

Niko - Homer, Alaska


 

Virginia - American Fork, Utah


 

Watcharapom - Bangkok, Thailand


 

Botlhe - Maun, Botswana


 

Norden - Massa, Marocco


 

Shaira - Mumbai, India