End Times (Jill Greenberg)  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

End Times is the title of a photo series by Canadian photographer Jill Greenberg. The series featured toddlers crying. It was the subject of controversy in 2006. The work featured stylized hyperreal closeups of children's faces contorted by various emotional distresses. The pieces were titled to reflect Greenberg's frustration with both the Bush administration and Christian fundamentalism in the United States. The method for getting the children to cry (achieved by offering the children candy and suddenly taking it away) spurred allegations of unethical conduct and provoked the submission of numerous complaints to the art gallery that hosted a public showing of Greenberg's work.

Greenberg took her inspiration from an essay written by Bill Moyers titled "There Is No Tomorrow."

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