Apparently We Talk About Photos Sometimes.
By now most of you would be aware of the Bill Henson ‘is it porn, is it art?’ saga that broke a couple of months ago.
Last week, Fairfax newspapers (SMH and The Age) ran an extract by David Marr from his new book about Henson in their Saturday Good Weekend magazine. This provided a new piece of information for Henson critics to run with (that he had scouted for models at a Primary School). Thus, the debate was re-ignited.
Now, I’m not going to get into my opinions on the subject, nor am I going to re-hash the events of the past week. What I will do however, is just mention that these same newspapers today ran a story on East Timorese kids, including a large photograph of two naked boys, one with clearly visible genitalia.
Conservatives, do your worst. Provide me with some entertainment this week. Will there be any reaction to this, or will it idly pass by? Let’s wait and see…
More music-based reporting tomorrow kids.
P.S. Fuck censorship. *cough*