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This cover story appeared in the magazine on Sept. While her mother and father conversed with friends and admirers, Jessie orbited the four rooms in her red dress, fielding questions from strangers eager to know more about her parents. Beneath a portrait of himself in the water, Emmett shrugged off the stares and expressed a typical teen-age frame of mind.
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Jock Sturges has been at this for more than 30 years now, and still we don't quite know. Are his photographs of nude women, men, children and adolescents poised on puberty's divide art or, well, something else? Will we ever catch on to Sturges' straightforward insistence that bodies as he claims to see and show them are simply, innocently beautiful?
Sophia Kishkovsky. A Russian nationalist activist has vandalised Absence of Shame, an exhibition by American photographer Jock Sturges at a Moscow photography gallery for the second time in just over a year after already targeting it last year for allegedly promoting paedophilia. Police said on 8 December that they had detained a man whose age and previous criminal record fit the profile of Alexander Petrunko, a member of SERB, an organization that began as a pro-Russia separatist group in Ukraine and now known for targeting anti-Kremlin activists and rallies.
The county Board of Supervisors is scheduled to act on a resolution condemning a federal grand jury investigation of a prominent local photographer caught up in an apparent FBI crackdown on sexually explicit photographs processed by commercial photo laboratories. At issue is an FBI investigation of photographer Jock Sturges, 43, whose work often depicts nude women and children. Sturges, whose works have been purchased by museums in San Francisco, New York and Paris, said that when an FBI and police anti-pornography team raided his Richmond District home and studio in late April, it was like a bad dream.
When talking about nudes, one cannot but mention Jock Sturges photos somewhere in the conversation. The New York-born, American photographer and his works have been marked as taboo numerous times, mostly due to the fact that he often depicts nude adolescents and their families. This Marlboro College graduate has received an MFA in photography from the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute, and his career is the one surrounded by controversy.