No kids were harmed in the making of this art
Jill Greenberg, an artist and photographer known for her portraits. She did a series of photographs with toddlers in 2006 which resulted in some level of controversy.
Titled End Times, it featured a number of close ups on toddlers’ faces registering distress and tears. It reflected Jill’s frustrations with the Bush administration and christian fundamentalism.
Getting the toddlers to cry was achieved by giving them candy, then quickly taking it away.
See the rest of the shots here.
Some people were concerned that this amounted to child abuse.
Come on. Kids cry all the time. And losing a candy (which was later returned) is unlikely to scar them for life.