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David Hamilton, the British photographer whose diaphanous images of prepubescent girls blurred the line between art and pornography, was found dead on Friday in his Paris apartment, one week after a former model accused him of raping her in when she was The police said that the cause appeared to be suicide but their investigation was continuing. Hamilton directed five erotic movies that largely centered on blossoming sexuality in flower-crowned girls. The nudity prompted a number of prosecutions against book buyers on charges of possession of child pornography, though in most cases the charges were dropped or the verdicts overturned.
Bill Henson is one of the very few indisputably great contemporary Australian artists - a photographer of astonishing talent , whose work is held in the collections of the National Gallery in Canberra, the Guggenheim Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and, in an irony that will soon become apparent, the High Court of Australia. The subject of glowing reviews, various monographs and a small number of lavishly-produced editions the best, Mnemosyne , was prefaced by an erudite appreciation by David Malouf, one of the country's finest writers, and New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl , he also represented his country magnificently at the Venice Biennale. As I wandered through the Australian Pavilion that year, I recall experiencing an emotion conspicuously absent from previous visits; it was actual pride. But late last week, Henson's reputation took something of a battering, when New South Wales police and detectives from the Child Protection and Sex Crimes Unit, acting on a complaint from an anti-child abuse campaigner, confiscated 20 of his photographs from the Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery in Sydney, where his latest exhibition was scheduled to open this week. The matter is currently under investigation, and police have indicated that child pornography charges may be bought against either the artist or the gallery, over images of a year-old girl in a "sexual context". For the record, and according to a friend in Sydney who has seen the images in question, the teenager is naked.
This cover story appeared in the magazine on Sept. While her mother and father conversed with friends and admirers, Jessie orbited the four rooms in her red dress, fielding questions from strangers eager to know more about her parents. Beneath a portrait of himself in the water, Emmett shrugged off the stares and expressed a typical teen-age frame of mind.