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Monday, June 9, 2008

Police Request Investigation Into Whether Australian Photographer's Work Is Obscene

Police have dropped an obscenity investigation into an Australian photographer's art pix of nude teens. Bill Henson's photos were due to be exhibited at a gallery in Sydney in May, but some of them found their way to Australia's Classification Board with a request that they be examined to see whether they violated obscenity laws. With the answer in the negative, the exhibit can proceed. Police said that the local prosecutor had informed them that a successful prosecution was "unlikely." Read more here. Here's more of the artist's work.

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