WAR-TOYS is an ongoing, not-for-profit photo series by Brian McCarty. Since 2011, Brian has been traveling to war zones and refugee camps to collaborate with children who have been affected by armed conflict. Drawings and spoken accounts - gathered through art-based interviews in partnership with NGOs - serve as art direction for Brian's photographs of locally found toys, placed and posed at locations known to the children. The project uses principles and practices of expressive art therapy to safely gather and articulate children's unseen accounts of war.
For more information, visit the project's website at wartoysproject.com