'Child porn' row engulfs US photographer's Moscow show

Pro-Kremlin activists who threw urine at pictures by US photographer Jock Sturges — best known for nude images of adolescents and their families — on Sunday forced its closure, a day after a government advisor condemned the images as “child pornography”. Moscow gallery curator Natalia Litvinskaya told journalists the show had “nothing to do with paedophilia” but that she took the decision to close after receiving “threats from absolutely delusional people”. The closure of the exhibition — “Jock Sturges: Absence of Shame” — came after influential conservative senator Yelena Mizulina on Saturday released a statement on her website calling it “a public demonstration of child pornography materials” and said it “must be closed urgently”.

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