'In the playroom' by canadian photographer and art director jonathan hobin is a series of images that depict children reenacting major current events and headlines of our time. including major news items such as 9/11, hurricane katrina, the north korean missiles, and the jonbenét ramsey trials, the collection juxtaposes the often devastating themes with the high-spirited setting of a kid's playroom. utilizing relevant props - dolls, plastic toys, stuffed animals - with bright and playful backdrops, the images are eerily innocent and unsettling in their motif. at once bold and uncomfortable, the series delineates the question of how far our current cultural climate alters and infiltrates our society.

(via jonathan hobin: in the playroom)

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    These are so haunting
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    awesome photo series
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    Fantastic styling, morbid humor, history lessons… what’s not to love?
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    Wow, some of these are pretty unnerving. In an awesome way though. I especially like the Louis Vuitton Bible in the...
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    ‘In the playroom’ by canadian photographer and art director jonathan hobin is a series of images that depict children...
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    These are crazy powerful.