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Is Sally Mann's work Photographic Art or Child Porn?

XENON23 2012/01/25 11:32:08
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  • Icarus 2012/01/25 12:11:35
    Photographic Art
    Icarus
    +3
    If we start thinking that naked children are somehow sexual then we're just pandering to the paedophiles, and that's obviously wrong, dangerous, and tragic. Don't let the perverts who *do* see children as sexual objects take away the innocence of childhood nudity. Intention is everything, and I don't see any suggestion that these photos are *intended* to be pornographic - therefore, they aren't.

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  • kobidobidog 2014/08/05 01:57:50
    Photographic Art
    kobidobidog
    GOD MADE NUDE. What is bad about what God made, please tell me? Laws existing means freedom is a lie. What happened to God's law to save the soul?
  • Mrs. V 2012/05/09 02:50:34 (edited)
    Undecided
    Mrs. V
    +1
    I was curious enough to look up her work on the internet. A bit bizarre and inappropriate.

    The children all look unhappy and malnourished. And...what's with that freaky underwear they are wearing. don't they have enough money for something with new elastic? Looks uncomfortable.
  • Kalayaan 001 2012/05/08 20:06:32 (edited)
    Photographic Art
    Kalayaan 001
    +1
    Wouldn't the piece have to portray actual sexual activity to be considered "pornography"? If this is considered pornography, then all so many pieces considered art will have to be censored and purged.

    Oh, no!
    madona and child
    A nude child!

    Is it porn?
  • XENON23 Kalayaa... 2012/05/08 22:33:37
    XENON23
    +1
    Everyone sees it in there own minds eye. America is both the most prude and most loose when it comes to sex issues and the naked body.
  • Sumātogai 2012/05/08 14:56:38
    Photographic Art
    Sumātogai
    +2
    The human body is an masterpiece within itself. Nothing can change that.
  • Ken 2012/01/26 01:55:44
    Child Porn
    Ken
    +1
    Keep this off.
  • Níl mé leat 2012/01/25 19:21:01
    Undecided
    Níl mé leat
    +2
    I would like to say it is art but...art is subjective. I personally feel that if nudity is to be displayed in art the reason for it has to be clearly conveyed through whatever medium you are using, Mann doesn't do to good of a job at that. I wouldn't go as far as to call it child porn though because I like to think the intent was not to elicit sexual thought...but I'm not Mann and I do not know her so I can't really say.
  • Old Nellie Bones 2012/01/25 17:30:01
    Child Porn
    Old Nellie Bones
    +1
    WTF? Where are these childrens Parents? They must be smoking crack or shooting up Heroine. This is child expoitaion.
  • Níl mé ... Old Nel... 2012/01/25 19:21:36
    Níl mé leat
    +1
    Thoes were her kids in most of the photos.
  • Old Nel... Níl mé ... 2012/01/25 19:24:11
    Old Nellie Bones
    +1
    I want to puke.
  • XENON23 Old Nel... 2012/01/25 21:03:48
    XENON23
    They are her kids.
  • Old Nel... XENON23 2012/01/25 22:56:36
  • XENON23 Old Nel... 2012/05/08 16:47:10
    XENON23
    The children are her own.
  • Old Nel... XENON23 2012/05/08 17:59:46
    Old Nellie Bones
    +1
    Yes I know. Just dusgusting.Pandering to chimos everywhere.Those evil bastards get off on garbage like that.She's just as bad or worse than they are.
    That is not art.That is child porn.
  • john brenni 2012/01/25 16:22:30
  • wtxwoman 2012/01/25 15:12:42
    Child Porn
    wtxwoman
    +2
    The naked ones with pubic area showing are porn to me. Anything that makes me feel as badly as some of them did is NOT art.
  • ►Cesar◄ 2012/01/25 13:42:26
    Undecided
    ►Cesar◄
    +1
    half and half
  • Andy 2012/01/25 13:30:30
    Undecided
    Andy
    +2
    Some are very good...others are very disturbing
  • ray 2012/01/25 12:13:06
    Undecided
    ray
    +1
    Don't know that I call it porn , definitely is trash.
  • Icarus 2012/01/25 12:11:35
    Photographic Art
    Icarus
    +3
    If we start thinking that naked children are somehow sexual then we're just pandering to the paedophiles, and that's obviously wrong, dangerous, and tragic. Don't let the perverts who *do* see children as sexual objects take away the innocence of childhood nudity. Intention is everything, and I don't see any suggestion that these photos are *intended* to be pornographic - therefore, they aren't.
  • ray Icarus 2012/01/25 12:16:14
    ray
    +1
    The photos have a bias to focus on genitalia as opposed to the innocence of nudity.
    Her focus and posing take away the innocence and pose children as tho they are adults from the seedier side of life.
  • ►Cesar◄ ray 2012/01/25 13:42:02
  • wtxwoman ray 2012/01/25 15:15:18
    wtxwoman
    +2
    Exactly! I know three pedophiles who would love those pictures.
  • Sunshin... Icarus 2012/01/25 14:03:19
    SunshineSprinkles
    +2
    I agree that photos were not meant to be pornographic, and they are really good... but there is no innocence in these pictures, they're very artificial since the artist deprives children of it and puts them in a position where they act like adults
  • XENON23 2012/01/25 11:33:33
    Child Porn
    XENON23
    +2
    Sell nude photos of your kids is sick in my book.

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