Jock Sturges is famous for his series of families taken at communes in Northern California and in naturist resorts in France. The photographer’s initial rise to fame was burdened by controversy. The young age of some of his model drew the attention of a conservative federal task force that raided his studio and seized his files and equipment.
Despite these intemperate moral indictments his photographs are in fact devoid of exploitive or negative characteristics. There is beauty there; there is also truth – but no filth. His models never undress for the photographer – they were nude before he arrived and will be again as he departs. The photographer captures his models – girls and young women from nudist communities – in the surroundings that are organic to them.
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
Bolotnaya nab., 3, стр. 1, Moscow, Russia, 119072
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