Nudity in Photo Challenges? Pro or Con?

Started Jun 30, 2013 | Photos thread
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Re: Nudity in Photo Challenges? Pro or Con?
In reply to mrsawyer, Jul 1, 2013

mrsawyer wrote:

I participate in Panachallenge.com photo challenges. The current one has an entry that has stirred some behind the scene comments. The comments on the site have been positive, but I would like some other opinions as to 1) whether it is an appropriate photo for the challenge? and 2) whether nudity should be allowed?

Your comments either way are appreciated. I would post the photo here, but am not sure if it would get me in trouble. So here is a link the photo.

The Photo in Question

(Note: the link will probably only work thru Monday evening Eastern time in the US.)

Nudes have always been a common subject in art, whether it be painting, or any other art form. Is photography an art form? If you say the answer is yes, then why would anyone think it shouldn't be allowed. In any event, whether some like it, or not, it's never going away I assure you.

Now, if one wants to question the relative ethics of putting a young boy in a shot like this, I think you have a point worth debate.

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