Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Prized Possessions

Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi

A very interesting link that my daughter brought to my attention in light of my show THE NOBILITY OF THINGS that will be exhibiting at Fruitlands Museum from June 29 to August 18.

Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti spent over a year compiling photos of children from around the world with their prized possession. I suggest you visit the site but here are some highlights of the article:

"...Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world; saying, “at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play.”

 "...Across borders, the toys were reflective of the world each child was born into—economic status and daily life affecting the types of toys children found interest in. Toy Stories doesn’t just appeal in its cheerful demeanor, but it really becomes quite the anthropological study."

  Stella – Montecchio, Italy

Pavel – Kiev, Ukraine

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