War Toys


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Preview at Artichoke Studio, Beirut

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Artichoke Studio is presenting a special sneak peek at new work for WAR-TOYS Project, photographed over the last several weeks by artist Brian McCarty.

WAR-TOYS is a work-in-progress photo essay that seeks to explore war from the perspective of children living in its day-to-day reality. Using art therapy approaches, children who have been affected by war relate their personal stories through drawings and discussion. These art-based interviews serve as art direction for photographs of locally found toys, placed and posed to recreate what the children have relayed.


Brian McCarty – Los Angeles based "toy photographer” known for high profile commissioned series for clients including Disney and Cartoon Network. Brian started War Toys as a personal project in 2011 and has visited Beirut twice since then.

Myra Saad - An art therapist and mental health counselor who has worked extensively with children and adults affected by war. Myra is the founder of Artichoke Studio and has been collaborating with Brian since 2014.

Free and open to the public.

For more info: info@artichokestudio.org or 03-545281