Jan 29, 2019
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Portraits of Kids with their Favorite Toys

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Gabriele Galimberti is a professional photographer from Italy. He recently finished a whirlwind 18-month trip around the world during which he pursued many of his photographic projects. One of those projects is entitled Toy Stories, where Galimberti took portraits of children from around the world posing with their most prized possessions- their toys.

Galimberti explores the universality of being a child amidst the diversity of their geographic, economic and social background. The insights gleaned were both intriguing and surprising:

“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.” [Source: GabrielGalimberti.com]

 

Galimberti also stated the project taught him more about the parents than the kids. He found parents from the Middle East and Asia would push their children to be photographed even if they were initially nervous or upset, while South American parents were, “really relaxed, and said I could do whatever I wanted as long as their child didn’t mind”. [Source]

While Galimberti continues to work as a commercial photographer, his interests also include documentary and travel photography. He is also one of the members of Riverboom Publishing. For more projects, and to see the complete Toy Stories series, be sure to check out his official site:
 

 

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1. Enea – Boulder, Colorado

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

2. Julia – Tirana, Albania

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

3. Orly – Brownsville, Texas

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

4. Reanya – Sepang, Malaysia

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

5. Watcharapom – Bangkok, Thailand

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

6. Virginia – American Fork, Utah

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

7. Taha – Beirut, Lebanon

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

8. Maudy – Kalulushi, Zambia

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

9. Pavel – Kiev, Ukraine

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

10. Alessia – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

11. Abel – Nopaltepec, Mexico

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

12. Botlhe – Maun, Botswana

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

13. Li Yi Chen – Shengyang, China

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

14. Elene – Tiblisi, Georgia

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

15. Noel – Dallas, Texas

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

16. Allenah – El Nido, Philippines

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

17. Niko – Homer, Alaska

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

18. Jaqueline – Manila, Philippines

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

19. Ralf – Riga, Latvia

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

20. Kalesi – Viseisei, Fiji Islands

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

21. Davide – La Valletta, Malta

Photograph by Gabriele Galimberti

 

 

 

See the Complete Series at gabrielegalimberti.com

 

 

 

 

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