Retrato de Augusto Chigi hijo de Agostino Chigi y María Virginia Borghes. Jacob Fernando Voet, 1670. Museo de Bellas Artes y del Encaje de Alençon, Alençon. Francia. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Ferdinand_Voet_Portrait_of_a_Young_Man_of_the_Chigi_Family.jpg
How did we get here? The turning point was in the 1990s, which saw a dramatic shift in attitudes, exemplified by the hysterical response to the work of the photographer Sally Mann. Mann was already an established artist when she created the series Immediate Family, a collection of intimate portraits of her three young children, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, who were all under the age of 10. The series made her name, but associated it forever after with controversy.
Where the World’s Greatest Photographers Go to Get Away - Slide Show - NYTimes.com, Sally Mann