reply to post by jamie83
Great post, starred.
It made me rethink my post. When i said well if the child is ok with it, and the parent gives consent it's ok.....
Well re-thinking what doctor Love said about these parent's makeing Patsey Ramsey look like Mother Theresa struck a chord.
For all we know these children could be molested from birth, brainwashed, that it's ok for daddy, and/or his freinds to touch you in that "special"
place ect., thier parents could be pedophiles, and happily give consent for these photos, and the children would naturally go along with it, for fear
of being whipped, or beaten,so....backround checks need to be made cause how do we know the situation?
Also as you said the parents could be just out to make a buck as well.
It's a VERY, VERY fine line here.
The problem that i have is the officer here made a snap judgement from what i gathered reading the article. Unfortuanately i missed the link to the
provacative photos(it's been taken down), so I can't make a well informed decision on the pictures either, I haven't even seen the ones that were
But it's odd, naked babies doesn't bother me, and "artsy" pictures of nude adults don't shock me either. It's that adolescent age, between I'd
say 5-16 where there is a problem. But again, one could make a painting look exactly like those photos and that would be ok. Because it's not a real
person. But then again is a photo? No it's color on paper as well.
Very tough subject here. I'm not a scholar, or a lawyer, or a judge, BUT, being an artist, I will always lean on the side of non-censorship....to a
"point". These photos although I haven't seen the "bad" ones , I'd imagine are right at that "point, of mine, and perhaps, crossing it.
Even the first photo, that is still up, I don't really care for, and would rather not see it hanging it a studio, but that's my opinion, because
that photo shows no nudity, but it is implying it, and the kids look to be around 13 or 14. Very close to my daughters age. So that may also have
something to do with it.
I could struggle with this all day, being a parent and an artist.
Tough subject to discuss. But i hate to see censorship. But if it warrants it....then I'm for censorship no doubt. I guess it's all opinion.
[edit on 29-5-2008 by Nola213]