WAR-TOYS
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Travelog

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Travelog

Chronicling the process behind WAR-TOYS from the perspective of toy photographer Brian McCarty.

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Packaging

I've spent some time over the last few weeks archiving materials from the proof-of-concept trip, including the original children's drawings, toys from the resulting photographs, and the packaging they came in.

Averaging 20 NIS ($5.75 US) for each set, these toys were purchased in the Arab Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City at several shops along Suq Khan Ez-Zeit. Inside the poly bags were a variety of cheaply made plastic soldiers, terrain, and vehicles. 

The cardboard tops that helped seal each bag make for interesting cultural artifacts:

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