Parents rarely refused when he asked if the youngsters could come to his studio to pose, honoured that their child had been spotted by a world-famous artist. On Friday evening, days after allegations resurfaced that he had raped and sexually abused a number of his young models, the London-born photographer, who had repeatedly denied the accusations, was found dead in his Paris home. Police reported that a bottle of medication was found nearby, and declared that Hamilton, 83, had taken his own life. The man who raped numerous young girls, some of whom have come forward with courage and emotion these last few weeks. By his cowardice, he has condemned us once more to silence and unable to see him condemned. The horror of this act will never wipe out the horror of our sleepless nights.
David Hamilton found dead amid allegations of historical rape
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May we never forget that what a family member does to another will be passed on through generations of that family. No matter the form of abuse, it is something that we can no longer sweep under the rug. It's time for more strong souls to speak out.
It is quite rare that a quest for finding beauty can produce such divided reactions. By choosing young, pre or after pubescence girls, David Hamilton has irrevocably placed his photography in a position in which it could be criticized and questioned. The artist photographed children as well, and in questionable poses, adding oil to already existing fires of the controversy. He went to Paris when he was just 20 years old, and worked there for Peter Knapp of Elle.