Father Defends “Pornographic” Photos of Young Daughter, Creates Exhibition in Response to Critics

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Wyatt Neumann is a photographer and a single father.

Earlier this year, he took pictures of his two-year-old daughter, Stella, during a cross-country road trip, snapping shots of the toddler in two of her favorite outfits: a princess dress and her birthday suit.

The Internet then did what the Internet does, as numerous social media members slammed Neumann as “sick” and perverse” for featuring his child in “pornographic" poses.

However, like the mother who responded proudly to criticism over her stretch marks, Neumann has fought back against the haters.

He has created an exhibition (titled “I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR CHILDREN –- The Sexualization of Innocence in America”) that examines the attacks and which is meant to defend photos he considers “beautiful.”

"My kids have a whole lifetime of having body shame issues," Neumann tells The Huffington Post. "My daughter is going to have years of feeling not pretty. I want my children to have a solid foundation of self-confidence and self-worth."

Here is a look at some of Neumann's striking shots, juxtaposed with negative comments by anonymous Internet users. What do you think?

Inappropriate or Artistic?
"This man is a sick f-ck. Why in the world would you do this to your child? Great job, Wyatt Neumann. That poor little girl…" -Ships Go Overboard aka It Burns, April 26, 2014 6:23pm.

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