It's not abuse, but I do think the connection she makes between one of the pics and how she feels about state of the country/politics/govt is rather far-fetched and stupid. I get that it's her feelings but I figured if she's trying to think critically about her art, then she'd say something about how we raise children, the nature of children, what the act of taking something away from a child ( and theor response) says about how we treat children or something along those lines.
Quoting Jas ♥:" Looking at those pics actually made me sad but I am a weak sauce when it comes to crying children. Knowing that they were really upset over something made it worse. That was mean as hell."
That is how I felt. I think it's mean spirited. If you want to express something, express it. Don't be mean to kids so they can express your outrage/upset.
If she was going to edit them into looking like paintings she may as well have hired an actual painter to create the images she wanted. Those don't even look like photos to me.
It's not abusive but it's pretty f**king shitty
Well, it isn't abuse but it is silly, to me.
I do not like children being used for anything related to politics/government. These children are crying because of a lollipop not because of this photographers personal feelings towards Government. I think she should find a different avenue for her thoughts.
The pictures were very nicely done, though.
I think capturing raw emotions can be very beautiful and touching. I thought the pictures were beautiful and sad at the same time.
How old is the kid? He DOES NOT look like a baby.
wow what remarkable pictures. I loved the series, does make you think how many adults feel at their core, perhaps when they don't get their way. As far as it being abuse, no I don't think so. And as long as the parents were OK with what was happening then why bother making a stink if it's not your kid?
I'm kinda surprised that the kids had such an emotional reaction to the lollipop taken away. But I liked the pics, and I would be ok if my son participated in the photo shoot
I liked the photos & think they're very beautiful. I don't really see the government thing she was going for but I still liked them. On the left-hand of it were my baby I would feel horrible making them cry. The thing I thought was odd was that none of the kids had shirts on