Smoking Kids, by Belgium photographer Frieke Janssens

This work confronts the persistence of smoking as a cultural status symbol by using child models posing with cigarettes. Although cigarettes were not allowed on the premises of Janssens’ photo shoots and her subjects, aged 4 through 9, held fake cigarettes made from cheese, incense and candles, the images highlight the normalization of cigarette smoking and its glorification as a hallmark of the retro aesthetic. Combining child models and vintage imagery, the images in Smoking Kids prompt readers to consider what smoking has meant in the past and what it will become in the future.
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Smoking Kids, by Belgium photographer Frieke Janssens

This work confronts the persistence of smoking as a cultural status symbol by using child models posing with cigarettes. Although cigarettes were not allowed on the premises of Janssens’ photo shoots and her subjects, aged 4 through 9, held fake cigarettes made from cheese, incense and candles, the images highlight the normalization of cigarette smoking and its glorification as a hallmark of the retro aesthetic. Combining child models and vintage imagery, the images in Smoking Kids prompt readers to consider what smoking has meant in the past and what it will become in the future.
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Smoking Kids, by Belgium photographer Frieke Janssens

This work confronts the persistence of smoking as a cultural status symbol by using child models posing with cigarettes. Although cigarettes were not allowed on the premises of Janssens’ photo shoots and her subjects, aged 4 through 9, held fake cigarettes made from cheese, incense and candles, the images highlight the normalization of cigarette smoking and its glorification as a hallmark of the retro aesthetic. Combining child models and vintage imagery, the images in Smoking Kids prompt readers to consider what smoking has meant in the past and what it will become in the future.
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Smoking Kids, by Belgium photographer Frieke Janssens

This work confronts the persistence of smoking as a cultural status symbol by using child models posing with cigarettes. Although cigarettes were not allowed on the premises of Janssens’ photo shoots and her subjects, aged 4 through 9, held fake cigarettes made from cheese, incense and candles, the images highlight the normalization of cigarette smoking and its glorification as a hallmark of the retro aesthetic. Combining child models and vintage imagery, the images in Smoking Kids prompt readers to consider what smoking has meant in the past and what it will become in the future.
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Smoking Kids, by Belgium photographer Frieke Janssens

This work confronts the persistence of smoking as a cultural status symbol by using child models posing with cigarettes. Although cigarettes were not allowed on the premises of Janssens’ photo shoots and her subjects, aged 4 through 9, held fake cigarettes made from cheese, incense and candles, the images highlight the normalization of cigarette smoking and its glorification as a hallmark of the retro aesthetic. Combining child models and vintage imagery, the images in Smoking Kids prompt readers to consider what smoking has meant in the past and what it will become in the future.
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Smoking Kids, by Belgium photographer Frieke Janssens

This work confronts the persistence of smoking as a cultural status symbol by using child models posing with cigarettes. Although cigarettes were not allowed on the premises of Janssens’ photo shoots and her subjects, aged 4 through 9, held fake cigarettes made from cheese, incense and candles, the images highlight the normalization of cigarette smoking and its glorification as a hallmark of the retro aesthetic. Combining child models and vintage imagery, the images in Smoking Kids prompt readers to consider what smoking has meant in the past and what it will become in the future.
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Smoking Kids, by Belgium photographer Frieke Janssens

This work confronts the persistence of smoking as a cultural status symbol by using child models posing with cigarettes. Although cigarettes were not allowed on the premises of Janssens’ photo shoots and her subjects, aged 4 through 9, held fake cigarettes made from cheese, incense and candles, the images highlight the normalization of cigarette smoking and its glorification as a hallmark of the retro aesthetic. Combining child models and vintage imagery, the images in Smoking Kids prompt readers to consider what smoking has meant in the past and what it will become in the future.
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Smoking Kids, by Belgium photographer Frieke Janssens

This work confronts the persistence of smoking as a cultural status symbol by using child models posing with cigarettes. Although cigarettes were not allowed on the premises of Janssens’ photo shoots and her subjects, aged 4 through 9, held fake cigarettes made from cheese, incense and candles, the images highlight the normalization of cigarette smoking and its glorification as a hallmark of the retro aesthetic. Combining child models and vintage imagery, the images in Smoking Kids prompt readers to consider what smoking has meant in the past and what it will become in the future.

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