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A YouTube video of a chainsmoking Indonesian toddler inspired me to create this series, "Smoking Kids". The video highlighted the cultural differences between the east and west, and questioned notions of smoking being a mainly adult activity. Adult smokers are the societal norm, so I wanted to isolate the viewer's focus upon the issue of smoking itself. I felt that children smoking would have a surreal impact upon the viewer and compel them to truly see the acts of smoking rather than making assumptions about the person doing the act. ... ~Frieke Janssen
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07 Aug 2012 01:56:00
A  boy looks back while he and another boy play on a Syrian military tank, destroyed during fighting with the Rebels, in the Syrian town of Azaz, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Sunday, September 2, 2012. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)

A boy looks back while he and another boy play on a Syrian military tank, destroyed during fighting with the Rebels, in the Syrian town of Azaz, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Sunday, September 2, 2012. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)
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05 Nov 2014 12:13:00
An Israeli boy looks through the sight of a weapon during a display of Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) equipment and abilities at the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, April 23, 2015, during celebrations for Israel's Independence Day, marking the 67th anniversary of the creation of the state. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)

An Israeli boy looks through the sight of a weapon during a display of Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) equipment and abilities at the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, April 23, 2015, during celebrations for Israel's Independence Day, marking the 67th anniversary of the creation of the state. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)
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24 Apr 2015 11:14:00
A man drinks at a "colored" water cooler in a streetcar terminal in Oklahoma City, July 1939. (Photo by Reuters/Library of Congress)

A man drinks at a "colored" water cooler in a streetcar terminal in Oklahoma City, July 1939. (Photo by Reuters/Library of Congress)
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03 Dec 2015 08:03:00
An injured person is seen after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, January 12, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the area, rocked Haiti on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Cruz/AP Photo)

An injured person is seen after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, January 12, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the area, rocked Haiti on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Cruz/AP Photo)
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16 Jan 2018 06:31:00
In this  June 6, 1966 file photo, civil rights activist James Meredith pulls himself across Highway 51 after being shot in Hernando, Miss. Meredith, who defied segregation to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962, completed the march from Memphis, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., after being treated for his wounds. (Photo by Jack Thornell/AP Photo)

In this June 6, 1966 file photo, civil rights activist James Meredith pulls himself across Highway 51 after being shot in Hernando, Miss. Meredith, who defied segregation to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962, completed the march from Memphis, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., after being treated for his wounds. (Photo by Jack Thornell/AP Photo)
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25 Jul 2016 11:18:00
Dancer Chachi Gonzalez arrives at Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards in Inglewood, California March 12, 2016. (Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Dancer Chachi Gonzalez arrives at Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards in Inglewood, California March 12, 2016. (Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
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14 Mar 2016 10:43:00
Musician Fefe Dobson

Musician Fefe Dobson onstage at the 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf=Astoria on March 15, 2010 in New York City.
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13 Mar 2011 13:25:00