WAR-TOYS by Brian McCarty

Photographer Brian McCarty will show his work at the gallery during the  fall 2012 semester.  In the recent past, McCarty’s photography  has focused on urban toys in surprising and realistic situations (which we love!) — see http://www.mccartyphotoworks.com/portfolio.html.  But he has been working the past few months on a documentary  project that combines photography with principles of play and art therapy.  With the assistance of the Spafford Children’s Center in East Jerusalem as well as the Idbaa Cultural Center inside the Deheisheh Refugee Camp, he has been examining firsthand accounts of war from the perspective of children living in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.

He describes the project here, at http://vimeo.com/25908478.



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