I suppose it is not really surprising that Australian authorities are censoring an exhibition of Bill Henson's photographs. You can find some of the details here. I am not naive enough to imagine 12 and 13 year old kids are asexual. But they are kids. And I really don't find Henson's work depicting pre-teens in various states of more or less provocative undress terribly interesting. I have said as much here before. I like his ships way more. But given that we have 15 year old girls posed like this - in various states of more or less provocative undress - on the cover of mass circulation magazine covers, it is hard to get all that worked up about a gallery exhibition. Here is the statement from the gallery about the censored photographs. And, let's be quite clear, what is going on here surely is censorship.