Author(s): Gabriele Galimberti
For over a year, the photographer and journalist Gabriele Galimberti visited more than fifty countries and created colourful images of boys and girls in their homes and neighborhoods with their most prized possessions: their toys. From Texas to India, Malawi to China, Miata, Fiji and the Philippines, Galimberti recorded the spontaneous and natural joy that unites kids despite their diverse backgrounds. Whether the child owns a veritable fleet of miniature cars or a single stuffed monkey, the pride that Galimberti captures is moving, funny and thought provoking.
Gabriele Galimberti was born in Arezzo, Italy, in 1977. He studied photography at Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence from 2000 to 2003. He then ran a professional photography laboratory and a photo gallery in Florence. In 2002, Gabriele was one of the winning participants in a competition called "Giovane Fotografia in Italia," which selected ten upcoming Italian photographers. His photos have appeared in international magazines, including Newsweek, Le Monde, Geo, D - La Repubblica, Io Donna, Le Temps, Vanity Fair and many others.