by Julia Hennock in New Photography on Wednesday 30 January 2008

Jill Greenberg’s ‘End Times’ is a series of photographs of children crying. Rendered to perfection, the dewy-skinned, bare-chested, desperate-eyed vulnerability of her subjects is aimed at our hearts. The message, however, is aimed at our minds: ‘It’s as if they (the Christian right as a political force) believe the apocalyptic End Time is near, therefore protecting the earth and the future of our children is futile. As a parent I have to reckon with the knowledge that our children will suffer for the mistakes our government is making. Their pain is a precursor of what is to come’.

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