December 8, 2011

Jonathan Hobin - In the playroom

One of the strongest series ever done. In making children integrate recent world's dramatic events and some of the ugliest aspects of our society in their playing scenographies, this Canadian photographer succeeded in creating a great artistic work and a cultural scandal (there was a movement against this series in the USA and Canada). The 9/11 and the Abou Graib events provide particularly strong shots and will stay as a testimony of the way artists can, when they have the talent for it, provide an intemporal and universal art equivalent to the darkest sides of the present. Artist's site here.

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