Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nymphet Brooke Shields @ the MoMA


I recently found this photograph on my computer. I quickly snapped it at the Talk to Me exhibit at the MoMA almost two years ago. I was at the beginning stages of writing The Allure of Nymphets and I remember being shocked by the photograph for a variety of reasons. The obvious reason being that it's a photograph of a half-naked 10-year-old Brooke Shields posing seductively, but the other reason was that the photograph was out of context - it appeared to have nothing to do with the theme of the exhibit, which was about how, "... openly and actively or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us."