American photographer Jock Sturges expressed regret about the closure of his solo exhibition “Without embarrassment” in Moscow. According to the author, his work has been exhibited around the world, but no one saw them even a hint of pornography.
Jock Sturges, known for photos of half-naked bodies, including minors, for the first time commented on the scandal on the exhibition in Moscow. The artist admitted that upset about the early closure of the exhibition.
“I’m very saddened, because Moscow looks like a city of the XXI century. Breathtaking! Moscow has changed so much over the last 40 years! I met interesting people with so broad-minded that he was amazed after a conversation with them,” the photographer told REN-TV.
Sturgis was very surprised that his images are recognized pornography. “My work exhibited many galleries in different countries. And I haven’t heard anything like this before, never in my life,” explained the photographer.
Models for his works were the friends and neighbors that he was shooting for the last 40 years. Sturges noted that in these photos there is no shame, and the topic itself is inspired by the “charm of human nature.”
On Sunday, center of photography behalf of the Lumiere brothers, was closed an exhibition of works “Jock Sturges. Without embarrassment, which was to last until 30 October. The scandal began after the Senator Elena Mizulina expressed outrage “the public display of child pornography”. Criticized the exhibition and children’s Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova.
The activist Alexander Petrenko, social activist and member of the Serb party, poured urine several works of Sturges and the walls of the gallery. The man explained that outraged by the exposure, which, in his opinion, is “offensive to family values and encourage pedophilia”. It drew up administrative Protocol on disorderly conduct.
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