Kids Show Off Their Assets in “Toy Stories”

March 14, 2013 11:36 AM

From my She-Ra Crystal Castle to my first pair of Louboutins, I’ve always been proud of my toys.

It’s natural, as Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti confirms in his photo series “Toy Stories” featuring photos of children from around the world proudly displaying their prized possessions – possessions defined largely by the wealth of the region they lived in and the type of life they led.

Furthermore, he found that those from wealthier regions were more protective of their possessions and more reluctant to allow him to play with them before shoots, in comparison with children from poorer regions – even though they had fewer assets to their name. Still, things were unanimously guarded and displayed with pride.

So, while we can definitely blame our wants on the “more is more” society we live in, we can also be reminded that happiness can be – and is – derived from a lot less.

Check out this adorable anthropological display:

Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar

Julia – Tirana, Albania

Chiwa, Mchinji, Malawi

Stella – Montecchio, Italy

Enea – Boulder, Colorado

Botlhe – Maun, Botswana

Watcharapom – Bangkok, Thailand

Alessia – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Virgina – American Fork, Utah

Cun Zi Ti – Chongqing, China

See all the photos in the “Toy Stories” series.



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