David Hamilton was known for his nude photos of young girls, many in their early teens. Police have declared his death a suicide. Hamilton, who was 83, was found dead at home on Friday.
Parents rarely refused when he asked if the youngsters could come to his studio to pose, honoured that their child had been spotted by a world-famous artist. On Friday evening, days after allegations resurfaced that he had raped and sexually abused a number of his young models, the London-born photographer, who had repeatedly denied the accusations, was found dead in his Paris home. Police reported that a bottle of medication was found nearby, and declared that Hamilton, 83, had taken his own life.
Please refresh the page and retry. D avid Hamilton, the British fashion photographer famed for his soft-focus portraits of underage, unclothed girls has denied allegations by a French radio host and three other women that he raped them while they were in their early teens. Flavie Flament, a presenter on RTL radio, alleged the photographer, now 83, sexually assaulted her when she was 13 during a photo shoot at a nudist camp in Cap d'Agde, southern France, in the mids after persuading her parents to let him work alone with their daughter.
Often these boundaries are harmless and prompt little more than a debate regarding the meta of the relevant discipline. Occasionally, however, the debate is darker in nature as the boundary being pushed is one of moral significance. The photographer and director David Hamilton was somewhat of a permanent resident of such debate and his suspected suicide recently has brought a number of questions to fruition.
David Hamilton 15 April — 25 November was a British photographer and film director best known for his photography of young women and girls, mostly in the nude. It was not created that way. In OctoberFrench presenter Flavie Flament accused him of raping her inwhen she was 13 years old.
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Flavie Flament, one of at least four women allegedly assaulted in their early teens by Hamilton, said: "By his cowardice, he condemns us again to silence and the inability to see him convicted. The horror of this news will never be able to wipe out the horror of our sleepless nights. He was found dead at his home in Paris on Friday night, a police source said.
David Hamilton — was a British photographer, who grew up in London. His schooling was interrupted by World War II. As an evacuee, he spent some time in the countryside of Dorset, which inspired his work. After the war, Hamilton returned to London and finished school before moving to France where he has lived ever since.
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David Hamiltonthe photographer whose work inspired both outrage and praise, has died in France aged The photographer was found unresponsive by a neighbor who called the emergency, and according to the French police, the cause of death was suicide. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has released about a book a year, selling in the millions of copies worldwide. Due to the nature of his art, the artist was often the subject of controversy.