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toys for boys & girls

Arms Fairs are crucial to the smooth running of the arms trade, which is a deadly and corrupt business.

Unsurprisingly, the guest list for those events frequently include regimes who abuse human rights, and countries actively involved in armed conflicts.

I have been documenting the trading aspect of the fairs for many years.

Some of these images also show how irrepressible young people of both genders are attracted to trying the latest gadgets available, as if they were playing a computer game, with no thought to the consequences of their dangerous and potentially lethal exercise. 

An slide show, with music by Moriarty and commissioned by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade, is live on Vimeo