Toy Stories: Kids around the world with their favourite toys

Gabriele Galimberti Toy Story

Photographer Gabriele Galimberti spent 18 months capturing pictures of children around the world with their favourite toys. He found many similarities, but also a few differences:

“The richest children were more possessive. At the beginning, they wouldn’t want me to touch their toys … 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.”

Puput – Bali, Indonesia

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Noel – South Dallas, Texas

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Tyra – Stockholm, Sweden

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Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar

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Botlhe – Maun, Botswana

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Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi

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Cun Zi Yi – Chongqing, China

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Julia – Tirana, Albania

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Lucas – Sydney, Australia

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Pavel – Kiev, Ukraine

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