Since 2011, Brian has been collaborating with children from Iraq, Syria, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Israel, and Lebanon on a photo series titled WAR-TOYS. The project invokes principles and practices of expressive art therapy to safely gather and articulate children's accounts of war. Under the guidance of a specialized therapist and working through NGOs and UN agencies, boys and girls who have been affected by war become art directors for photos of locally sourced toys. Resulting work from the ongoing series has been exhibited internationally, used in advocacy campaigns by organizations like UNICEF, and published in dozens of countries.
For more information, visit the project's website at wartoysproject.com