06 November 2012

Passings ~ Teri Shields (1933-2012)

This is an odd post. Terri Shields was - to the best of my knowledge - neither a photographer nor a model. She was the parent of an attractive daughter and, as such, placed the girl - Brooke Shields - in front of the camera as a child. As s result, Terri was among the early exemplars of the exploitative adults against whom I have inveighed here repeatedly. While I support neither extremist reactions of "child pornography" nor the censors who trail in their wake, I have a difficult time getting a grip on what parents and photographers and editors are up to much of the time.

Terri Shields has died. There is an obituary here at The New York Times.

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