Why artist provocateur Jonathan Hobin made children cry
Jonathan Hobin — the "artist provocateur" behind In The Playroom — is taking another run at childhood innocence with his new series, Cry Babies. Hobin's decidedly provocative photos tackle topics like abuse, pregnancy, racism, and war while using children as models.
Today the Ottawa-based photographer joins guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss his latest work, his own childhood, and how he responds to critics who say he's exploiting the naïveté of children.
Not for the faint of heart
Think you can handle Hobin's work? Below you'll find two pairs of photographs, posted here with permission from the artist, as well as an exhibition trailer.