Photographer Takes ‘Bush Hate’ Out On Kids



©2006 Sharon Hughes 

Jill Greenberg deliberately makes kids cry then takes their pictures to use for her art exhibit in Los Angeles. Using titles such as “Grand Old Party,” “Four More Years” and others for her shots entitled, “End Times”, her methods, both artistically and politically, have been called into question by others in the industry, and rightfully so.

How does she make them cry? She takes away their lollipops.

Michelle Malkin covers this ‘unhinged’ photographer on her blog, under “Abusing Kids for Art”:

“When photographer Jill Greenberg decided to take a lollipop away from a small child, she had a broader purpose in mind.

‘The first little boy I shot, Liam, suddenly became hysterically upset," the Los Angeles-based photographer said. "It reminded me of helplessness and anger I feel about our current political and social situation.’

As the 27 two-and three-year-olds featured in her exhibition, End Times, cried and screamed, demanding the return of the lollipop given to them just moments before, Greenberg snapped away.”

When PopPhoto magazine asked Greenberg what she says to people who call her a child abuser, she said:

“I think they're insane...Maybe getting kids to cry isn't the nicest thing to do, but I'm not causing anyone permanent psychological damage.”

She also talked about the ‘larger purpose of her work’:

“I saw this little girl who'd come to a party with her mom, and she was beautiful, so I thought it might be interesting to photograph her. When they came to my studio, the mother brought along her toddler son, and I decided to shoot him too. We took off his shirt because it was dirty. He started crying on his own, and I shot that, and when I got the contact sheets back I thought, "This could go with a caption, 'Four More Years,'" like he was appalled at George Bush's reelection...

...That was one of the things that interested me about the project—the strength and beauty of the images as images. I also thought they made a kind of political statement about the current state of anxiety a lot of people are in about the future of the country. Sometimes I just feel like crying about the way things are going.”

It’s one thing to find a crying baby picture and photoshop a title, but to deliberately make children cry to promote her political viewpoint, not to mention her personal profit, is just another example of how far the far-left lunacy has gone.

The Guardian has coverage of the Greenberg exhibit here with links to the photos.

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