Last week, a number of the images that were to be exhibited at the Roslyn Oxley9 gallery in Paddington, Sydney were seized by police with the intention of charging him with "publishing an indecent article" under the Crimes Act. Rudd called the photos "revolting."
We felt uncomfortable posting the uncensored photograph, but you can see it on theage.com.
In response to this, a letter signed by Blanchett among others, stated that "The potential prosecution of one of our most respected artists... does untold damage to our cultural reputation."
Another person coming to Henson's defense is Zahava Elenberg who was 12 when she posed for a series of dark and evocative, though clothed, photographs taken by Bill Henson over 20 years ago..."I absolutely support Bill Henson. I'm a parent myself and I abhor child pornography, but this is not child pornography. It's artistic and creative." Source: Fairfax Digital
We are all for artistic expression seeing this image does make one wonder a few things. What mom would sign her daughter up for this kind of "opportunity?" And who is buying these photographs and what are they using them for?