Another artist that work is viewed as controversial is Irina Ionesco. She took photographs of her daughter and she received the same scrutiny that Tierneys work received. Her daughter was only five when she began photographing her in sexual poses. Eva(the daughter) ended up suing her mother three times for emotional distress. The public saw her work as lacking morality and artless. The public turned against her work and did not agree with what she was photographing. I think Irina was trying to produce a shock factor and show a little girl as a women. I don't think she was trying to exploit her daughter.
Another artist that has been viewed negatively at times is Sally Mann. Sally Mann also photographer her children nude. She stirred up controversy also and was seen as exploiting her children and child pornography. She was also looked down upon as a mother by the public. Her work was similar to these other two photographers in the sense of the shock factor. I don't think she was trying to cause any harm. She was trying to show something through her photography like any other photographer trys to do. She wanted to show the natural and "true" process of children growing up. The truth is sometimes life can be uncomfortable and things might be hard to look at her grasp but its life. And all she was trying to do was show this shock factor through her series called the "immediate family" . I think her photographs show reality and what it is like through a maternal view.
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