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jonathan hobin: in the playroom
apr 24, 2011
jonathan hobin: in the playroom


‘in the playroom’ by jonathan hobin
(above) ‘the twins’
image © jonathan hobin

‘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. 


‘a boo grave’
image © jonathan hobin


‘dear leader’
image © jonathan hobin


‘boxing day’
image © jonathan hobin


‘vegas wedding’
image © jonathan hobin


‘white nights’
image © jonathan hobin


‘diana’s dead’
image © jonathan hobin


‘american idol’
image © jonathan hobin


’39 lashes’
image © jonathan hobin


‘the saints’
image © jonathan hobin


‘spring break’
image © jonathan hobin


‘seal heart’
image © jonathan hobin

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