Monday, August 29, 2011

Crying Babies








Don't worry, these children were not harmed in any way. I found these adorable pictures taken by the thought-provoking photographer (and Mother) Jill Greenberg on My Modern Metropolis last week and had to share them with you. My initial reaction was, "Oh my heart! These babies look so sad!" and I wanted to wrap my arms around each and every one of them and buy them huge ice cream cones but then I chuckled to myself because these kidlets were probably crying over spilled milk. Literally. Children are so dramatic at this age (my nephew whimpers  and cries if he doesn't leave Walmart without a new toy to take home with him, as if he'll die without it) but their feelings and emotions are so pure which is beautiful, don't you think? Jill Greenberg said of these series of photos taken in 2006, "Pictures of children crying capture raw emotion: sputtering rage and profound loss. In many ways we become desensitized to disturbing images. But the honesty of a child's feelings is undeniable and it draws you in to the photograph. Perhaps because kids experience the kind of powerful emotions that we, as adults, have suppressed in ourselves." What do you think of these pictures? To see more of the series, click here.

I hope you all had a good weekend and for those of you dealing with Hurricane Irene and/or its aftermath, I hope you're safe, stay safe!





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10 comments:

J. said...

Wow-Those pictures are amazing! You really do get drawn into the emotion in the image.
Thanks for sharing Marie!
:) J.

Courtney Erin said...

I'm really intrigued by the manner in which the artists phrased her discussion of her work, it's a fascinating premise.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Sandy Joe said...

pretty positive my mom has photographs of me crying when i was little. oh the faces i used to make!

x The Pretty Secrets

Closet Fashionista said...

Awww these are so sad XD
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Kim's Vanity said...

Not a huge fan of them because they are so good that when I look at them, I can actually here the screaming wails. They make my head hurt!

lauren lanza osias said...

dude, maybe i just don't have the mommy gene, but this looks like a nightmare. haha.

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Mimi said...

oh gosh, these photos really captured these babies mid-scream! i agree, little kids can be overdramatic, but so honest with what they're feeling. ;)

p.s. i agree with kim's vanity -- i can hear them screaming and crying! ;P

<3, Mimi
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Tracy D said...

I felt alarmed and concerned looking at these, I was wondering why someone wasn't comforting these children instead of taking their picture...

love jenny xoxo said...

I love the lighting and these photos in general! so cute!!

XOXO

My Republic of Fashion said...

Haha, I love this post! So funny. Gorgeous pics, though. :)SarahD

 
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