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'@!~*' Moscow Photography Exhibition Closed Down After Protests
www . rferl. org /a/russia-photograhy-exhibition-moscow-sturges-closed-protests/28011647 .html (excerpt)
A controversial Moscow photography exhibition that critics say amounts to "child @!~*" has been closed down following a protest by conservative activists.
The exhibition at the Lumiere Brothers Photography center opened on September 8 and featured photographs by controversial U.S. photographer Jock Sturges. The exhibition included images of partially clad adolescents [It appears to be as well as totally nude, according to an advertisment webpage.]
Sturges has been extremely controversial in the United States, and in 1990 his studio was raided by the FBI. A grand jury later declined to indict him in that case.
On September 24, Russian Federation Council member Yelena Mizulina called for the Moscow exhibition to be closed down as a "public demonstration of materials containing child @!~*." She has reportedly asked the prosecutor-general to investigate the exhibition and its organizers.
Earlier, Russia's ombudswoman for the rights of children, Anna Kuznetsova, also called for an investigation aimed at closing the exhibition.
While I don't have the information which exactly pictures were presented, the advertisement http www. photographer. ru/ events/afisha/6912.htm contains the photo #2 which is, IMO a child @!~*, while googling for his pictures reveals some even more controversial material.
Do you think the Sturges's photos are child @!~* or not?