Nude Child Photography OK?

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Thoreau, Jun 11, 2007.

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Is nude child photography, purely from an artistic point of view, acceptable?

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Thoreau OIF Veteran 2003-2011 Valued Senior Member

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    Do you believe that photographing children (under 18 y/o) in the nude, both male and female, purely from an artistic aspect, nothing sexual, is acceptable?

    Whether yes or no, please explain.
     
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  2. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    No, because children can't give informed consent.

    (God, that was quick. Succinct too.)


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  3. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Babies are born naked. As long as it's not kids having sex or something, I see nothing wrong.
     
  4. Thoreau OIF Veteran 2003-2011 Valued Senior Member

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    What about someone who is old enough to choose for him or herself, such as a child that is 17 y/o for example?
     
  5. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Not a child in reality.
     
  6. Thoreau OIF Veteran 2003-2011 Valued Senior Member

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    Debatable but I see your point (which is why I modified the question specifically stating "under 18 y/o").
     
  7. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    you need to be more age specific, when you say children...
     
  8. Thoreau OIF Veteran 2003-2011 Valued Senior Member

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    Again, see first post. When I say chidlren, i am referring to minors under the age of 18.
     
  9. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Do they have children in nudist societies? It's not that different.
     
  10. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    I'd say 16 and over is OK, provided that the subject is fully aware of what they're participating in. Did you have a particular kind of 'artistic' photography in mind? Can you say what the purpose of taking the photographs is, ie what will be done with them? Or is the question more general than that?
     
  11. Thoreau OIF Veteran 2003-2011 Valued Senior Member

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    Much more general. I posted this question because I came across an interesting portfolio the other day that contained children in the nude. I myself see no problem with it. The contents of the photo's where completely non-sexual, mainly just emphasizing on the beauty of the natural human body. This particular portfolio had not just just children but adults alike. Overall, I believe it to be acceptable as long as there is no sexual connotation, or anything related to the sort.
     
  12. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Since it is too broad and ill defined as to context, I'll say no.
     
  13. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    The post just before yours is pretty specific.
     
  14. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Ignore her. She's a dumbass.
     
  15. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    *its a sting operation, idoit*
     
  16. Thoreau OIF Veteran 2003-2011 Valued Senior Member

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    LoL? What? Seems someone's a bit paranoid. Got a guilty conscience or something? lol Just pickin on ya samcdkey. And I will agree that I was pretty specific on this issue and its contents.
     
  17. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    She's way too suspicious.

    The context, sammy:
    Well?
     
  18. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Do I know you?:bugeye:

    And no its not specific enough for me. To whom is this "art" directed? What is the purpose of this "art"?

    Are the girls children sucking lolipops?:mad:
     
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  19. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Does it matter? Are you implying that it's ok for "art buffs" to perv over kiddies but the rest of us can't?


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  20. Thoreau OIF Veteran 2003-2011 Valued Senior Member

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    samcdkey: Your thinking wayyy to much into this. This is a very general question. Like I said, there is no sexual innuendo or connotations. No girls sucking lollipops or anything of the sort. It is targeted to the general public, say, at an art museum for example. I repeat, THERE IS NOTHING SEXUAL ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS.
     
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