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Art Focus: Frieke Janssen

This week’s Art Focus is on Belgian photographer¬†Frieke Janssen. Among her many projects, one in particular is titled simply Smoking Kids, which was inspired after seeing a¬†YouTube video of a chainsmoking Indonesian toddler. She states “The video highlighted the cultural differences between the east and west, and questioned notions of smoking being a mainly adult activity. Adult smokers are the societal norm, so I wanted to isolate the viewer’s focus upon the issue of smoking itself. I felt that children smoking would have a surreal […]