David Hamilton, the British photographer whose diaphanous images of prepubescent girls blurred the line between art and pornography, was found dead on Friday in his Paris apartment, one week after a former model accused him of raping her in when she was The police said that the cause appeared to be suicide but their investigation was continuing. Hamilton directed five erotic movies that largely centered on blossoming sexuality in flower-crowned girls. The nudity prompted a number of prosecutions against book buyers on charges of possession of child pornography, though in most cases the charges were dropped or the verdicts overturned. There were also bans and boycotts of Mr. His critics said his photographs flagrantly objectified young women. Afraid of being sued, she said, she did not name Mr. After the book was published, two other former models anonymously told a weekly magazine that they, too, had been raped by Mr. On Nov.
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Post a Comment. David Hamilton — was a British photographer, who grew up in London. His schooling was interrupted by World War II. As an evacuee, he spent some time in the countryside of Dorset, which inspired his work. After the war, Hamilton returned to London and finished school before moving to France where he has lived ever since. Hamilton began photographing commercially while still employed, and the dreamy, grainy style of his images quickly brought him success. His photographs were in demand by other magazines such as Realites , Twen and Photo. His further success included many dozens of photographic books with combined sales well into the millions, five feature films, countless magazine publishings and scores of museum and gallery exhibitions. Newer Post Older Post Home. Browse by Decades s s s s s s s s s s s.
David Hamilton – Between Art and Pornography
The following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections and clarifications column, Tuesday July 12 In the article below, we say that the books of the photographer, David Hamilton, were declared indecent in a "landmark ruling" at Guildford crown court. This was not a landmark ruling. The defendant had pleaded guilty to specimen charges and this fact was accidentally edited from the original story. David Hamilton - the photographer whose images hang in the US Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall and the Royal Danish Palace - has had his multi-million-selling images of young, naked women and girls officially branded as indecent in a landmark British ruling. Anyone owning one of his coffee-table books now risks being "arrested for possession of indecent photographs", following a ruling at Guildford Crown Court.
David Hamilton 15 April — 25 November was a British photographer and film director best known for his photography of young women and girls, mostly in the nude. It was not created that way. Citation needed Hamilton's images became part of an "art or pornography" debate. In October , French presenter Flavie Flament accused him of raping her in , when she was 13 years old.