I’ve got an american friend who is a professional photographer. I find her work inspiring. She is really talented.
She called me today quite upset. She had entered an artistic competition on the net – Artist wanted. When she submitted her work to the competition she had to choose one picture out of her portfolio to represent her work. This would be used as a thumbnail. Visiting the site you can choose to view some of the work of the competing artists. This is a randomized function showing the chosen thumbnails of each artist. If they catch your eye you can by clicking them see the rest of that artist’s portfolio. My friend choose this picture of her daughter, that was taken when visiting Sweden.
My friend got an e-mail from the organisation telling her to change her thumbnail. Because of it’s sensitive nature
It might be considered offensive, she was told. I don’t know what anybody else would think, but I am offended by people that find something offensive in that beautiful depiction of an innocent child.
To find out what kind of pictures where allowed I clicked the randomize function multiple times to check out the work of the other artists. This nude man masturbating in the street is one of the things I found.
Among the other pictures there was many depicting nudity in an erotic or sensual fashion. I consider myself open minded and liked a lot of the stuff I saw. None of it was offensive to me. But I would think that among people that are offended by nudity the man in the mask would be worse than the little cute girl in the water. But what do I know?
I would like my readers to tell me their views. What do you think of these pictures?
EDIT: I changed a sentence because I got told exactly how the people at the competition had formulated their e-mail.
Engelskan är för att min amerikanska väninna och hennes vänner ska kunna läsa vad jag skrivit.