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Artist captures war as seen by children - toys included

11 July 2018

U.S. photographer Brian McCarty wants you to see the horrors of war, but through the eyes of a child. McCarty's most recent work was set in Mosul where thousands of civilians were caught up in the fight to oust Islamic State.

McCarty said the initial motivation for his work came from his father, a Vietnam war veteran who rarely spoke about the war. He uses art-therapy drawings and interviews with the children to depict their accounts using toys. McCarty describes it as "reality with a dose of sugar". Social workers say children who witnessed the violence will suffer trauma for years.