Friday, January 05, 2007

Fascinating Torture

So I've been spending the quiet at work over the last week or two blog-surfing. It's been interesting and I'm pleased to say the in amongst a lot of rubbish, there are some true gems. I'm now focused primarily on the South African blogosphere, since you never know who's secret life you might stumble upon because although the South African population is not insignificant by any means, it's still a small world ;)

So in my browsing I stumbled upon this fantastic post (with a thought-provoking comment by liezl) about a photographer called Jill Greenberg and her controversial new exhibition called End Times.

"The pictures in the show, for which she deliberately provoked tearful outbursts from children by taking away lollipops she had just given them, have been described by some as tantamount to child abuse.
Greenberg herself insists that the children had the sweets returned within 30 seconds, that no lasting harm has been done"

I think the pictures are brilliant! The emotion of the children has been perfectly captured on film, for ever.

My personal favourite (? hmmm, perhaps not quite the right word) toddler-expression, however, is that moment just before they burst into tears, where their bottom lip quivers just a little and their eyes get big. I guess that is just because I'm not a parent myself ;) But I think that would be equally brilliant caught on camera, the calm before the storm, as it were.

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