a week or two ago i ran across these photographs of children watching television. the images stuck with me and i searched and searched to try and remember where i'd found them, thinking they were in one of the art books i'd processed at work. today during my lunch break i walked into the bookstore to flip through magazines to kill time and ran across them again in the latest issue of adbusters.

a disenchanted playroom by wolfram hahn

wolfram hahn - disenchanted playroom

wolfram hahn - disenchanted playroom

wolfram hahn - disenchanted playroom

In these portraits it was important to record the precise moment in which the children showed absolutely no impulse or emotion at all, when it was most obvious that they had been taken in by the television in a certain way and had abandoned themselves to it—even when what they were watching was child-oriented programming. Far from demonizing the television and its possibilities, this reveals to me how the world is disenchanted for these children in that moment. (A discussion between Wolfram Hahn and Daniel Klemm)

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