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David Hamilton was known for his nude photos of young girls, many in their early teens. Police have declared his death a suicide. Hamilton, who was 83, was found dead at home on Friday.
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.
David Hamiltonthe photographer whose work inspired both outrage and praise, has died in France aged The photographer was found unresponsive by a neighbor who called the emergency, and according to the French police, the cause of death was suicide. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has released about a book a year, selling in the millions of copies worldwide. Due to the nature of his art, the artist was often the subject of controversy.
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Please refresh the page and retry. Mr Hamilton,who had lived much of his life in France and whose works had appeared in high-end fashion magazines, was found unresponsive in his home by a neighbour who alerted emergency services, the sources said. It comes as a French presenter who accused the photographer of raping her and several other victims when they were teenagers said his apparent suicide had denied them justice.
David Hamilton stands in front of one of his photographs taken during the late s at a exhibition. A British photographer known for his soft-focus portraits of teenage girls has been found dead aged Mr Hamilton, who lived alone in the French capital, was found in 'an asphyxiated state' by emergency workers on Thursday evening.
Please refresh the page and retry. D avid Hamilton, the British fashion photographer famed for his soft-focus portraits of underage, unclothed girls has denied allegations by a French radio host and three other women that he raped them while they were in their early teens. Flavie Flament, a presenter on RTL radio, alleged the photographer, now 83, sexually assaulted her when she was 13 during a photo shoot at a nudist camp in Cap d'Agde, southern France, in the mids after persuading her parents to let him work alone with their daughter. While she did not name Mr Hamilton in the work, she put his photograph of her as a young girl on its cover.
Flavie Flament, one of at least four women allegedly assaulted in their early teens by Hamilton, said: "By his cowardice, he condemns us again to silence and the inability to see him convicted. The horror of this news will never be able to wipe out the horror of our sleepless nights. He was found dead at his home in Paris on Friday night, a police source said.