No doubt, both Marr and Henson are oblivious to the natural concerns of parents over these revelations. But then, both author and subject – like many within the arts community - never understood the original unease that Henson’s photographs raised in the wider community. Marr writes that we must “keep our bearings in this furore” over Henson’s photographs of naked children. He says that we cannot ignore the fact that children who strip off for Henson’s photographs “want to do it.” Marr is obviously not a parent. Most parents understand that what children want and what is good for them are different matters.
Madonna King is covering this subject on ABC Local (Brisbane) thismorning.