Why would Facebook censor this Gregory Colbert work?

I encourage you to read an important piece by Jennifer Nix on Huffington Post about Facebook censorship of this photograph.  The work, from Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow, has become a symbol of the tension between art and community standards.  At issue, believe it or not, is the fact that the woman’s nipple shows.  Read more here on Nix’s blog piece, including an interview with Colbert.

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  1. Grace Carswell

    It is the absurdity of our social community that would censor such beauty. The human body is shameful to so many. How sad this is. Perhaps someone reported it as porn and this is how facebook saw it and removed it. This is not a sexual photograph in any sense of the word.

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  2. oolung

    Ridiculous. And shows how following the law to the letter is not a good thing. Nipples as such are not necessarily sexual, it depends on the context. I would sooner call pornographic those thousands of profile photos that basically show a girl pouting in a revealing dress, even though no nipples are visible, because the point of those photos is very obviously to attract in a sexual way.

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