Tuesday, February 23, 2010

one man's child porn is another man's education

The art fan just happens to sell himself as more sophisticated. A similar thing happens in comparing various forms of entertainment-- from casinos to the opera.

Here's Roger Alford in the C-J on child pornography to be displayed at U of L as science and education.

A family advocacy group objects to a photographic exhibit of nude women and girls planned for display at the University of Louisville this week as part of a health program...the Century Project, which consists of more than 100 nude photographs by Wyoming photographer Frank Cordelle....

“It's one thing to promote the beauty of the human body,” Ostrander said. “It's another thing to exhibit fully nude photographs of children who are not able to legally consent to such things. These are the kind of photographs that get people sent to jail.”

Cordelle said he has exhibited the photos at colleges and universities at least 65 times, including three previous times in Kentucky, largely without controversy. The University of North Carolina-Wilmington ordered the nude photos of children removed from the exhibit when it was displayed there last year.

Both Cordelle and the University of Louisville defended the exhibit, saying it promotes a healthy body image among girls and women. Even so, they defended the rights of critics to express their views....