Friday, 6 June 2008
NO CHARGES FOR NAKED TEEN PHOTOS
Bill Henson the photographer at the centre of the controversy of photos he took of a naked teenage girl and boy will not be charged. Prosecutors have decided not to charge him saying there was little chance of a conviction. The photos in question are not pornographic as we know it but it is the whole idea of getting these teenagers to strip, and then pose while having their photos taken should not be accepted. I do not care if people view porn or the likes, that is their own business and as long as minors are not exposed to it then I do not see a problem. What infuriates me is the fact that the whole process took place and this photographer, Cate Blanchett the actress, and the Robyn Oxford Gallery deem it to be totally acceptable. SHAME on you for taking these kinds of photos in the first place and even more SHAME if you class them as beautiful works of art. Art is about expressing ideas, so what kind of ideas does Bill Henson and the ones who support these kiddie photos really have? Kind of hypocritical when Australian Federal Police have just touched the tip of the iceberg charging 90 men across Australia for posessing images of children and child pornographic images. Pedophiles will flock to Bill's work like rats to a sewer.