When we visited the Tate Modern to attend the free-entry photography exhibition, we were slightly disturbed by some of the photographs we were faced with. With a large variety of somewhat pornographic images, such as a naked woman pressed up against a hammock, this exhibition was not the most enjoyable experience we have ever had. The collection also included a man on fire in the street, leaving us with distressing thoughts of the conflict happening in other countries. To add to our distressing thoughts there was a photo of a larger woman doing her gardening casually bending down giving the photographer a beautiful sight of her bottom.
Aside from the disturbing and strange photographs, there were a few that showed very skilled photography, including a well-positioned photograph of a boat out at sea that could easily be mistaken for a floating construction site.
If this sounds like your taste in fine photography then you should definitely attend this exhibition because to be perfectly honest, it’s free and some people may enjoy these types of images. To advise any adults, if you don’t want your children asking awkward questions, I would suggest avoiding Level 5 in the Tate Modern until the end of March.
Millie Lockhart/Christie Goodchild