Spotlight: Jonathan Hobin

. Monday, October 4, 2010

From the Jim Jones massacre to Abu Ghraib, Jonathan Hobin's recontextualization of world news stories shows us that despite our efforts, the kids are not alright.

"These photographs, by Canadian artist Jonathan Hobin which are currently on display at Ottawa's Dale Smith Gallery, pull you in just as they're pushing you away. Although they're controversial (and sometimes disturbing), Hobin's message is a serious one - that what kids see in the media does register with them, no matter how much parents try to protect them. The images depict troubling news stories from 9/11 to the 2004 tsunami."

From top to bottom:

The Saints
Dear Leader
A Boo Grave
The Twins
White Nights
Boxing Day
Diana's Dead

See more from the series at MacLeans. Thanks Mel for the link.


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