Thursday, April 18, 2013

Frieke Janssens: Smoking Kids

Frieke Janssens: Smoking Kids at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...Frieke Janssens embarked on Smoking Kids in response to seeing a video of a chain-smoking toddler in Indonesia who became a tourist attraction. Alarmed by this reality, she decided to show people what the act of smoking looks like through the posturing of four to nine year old children. Working with modeling agencies, volunteers and family friends, Janssens tackled the issue of glamour often associated with smoking. Both irreverent and stunning, Janssens' photographs challenge our perceptions of smoking and the attitudes often defined by it." More... Works by Frieke Janssens at her personal site.