Through expressive art therapy, these organizations give children the opportunity to discuss and draw their experiences of war. Then, McCarty sets out to recreate the children’s drawings in photographic form. He shoots in the actual locations, using forced perspective to put children’s toys in the place of real people.
The resulting series validates the children’s artistic visions and serves as a reminder to people who have not personally experienced war that there are children in conflict zones. McCarty’s darkly playful interpretation of the scenes suggests that imagination is fundamental to these children’s lives even as violence affects what they imagine and how they express it.
By Brian McCarty and read more here.