Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/03

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Re: Pornography?
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Wed, 03 May 2000 09:19:04 -0700

Jock Sturges, a very very talented and famous photographer in San
Francisco, was commissioned by a family, to document their life, children
growing up, etc. The family happened to practice nudity. Fifty percent of
Jock's photographs were of the family while nude. Children, adolescents,
adults... He was arrested, his entire photographic life confiscated, he
spent huge sums of money fighting the charges. He finally won. It took
nearly two years to get his "personal and professional" work back from the
FBI and even today, he doesn't seem to have everything back. No apology.
The FBI still has him tagged as a pervert. His book on this project is:
"The Last Day of Summer" and is a magnificent study/documentary of a
growing family.


At 10:50 AM 5/3/00 -0400, Jeffcoat Photography wrote:
>There are too many people sticking their noses into everyone else's
business in
>the name of protecting children. I think a little common sense goes a long 
>way in
>a lot of these cases.
>I would be looking to sue the film processor and the local police. Let's 
>face it
>child porn is a real problem, there are a lot predators out there but I don't
>think that a grand mother and her grand children is not a threat.
>There was a smiliar situation with a mother and her 6 yr old. I guess these 
>need to do their own processing.
>Let the Witch Hunt Begin!!!