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The Australian-born photographer and mom to a four year-old isn’t opposed to television, but she was intrigued to ask, “Should we exhibit more caution about the role of technology in our children’s lives?” Created to explore “the darker side of our love of technology,” ‘Idiot Box’ was shot while classmates of Stevens’s child watched television. The children weren’t given direction and were simply permitted to watch their selected program, which proves that their vacant expressions are completely natural… and completely scary. Stevens’s work attempts to explore the realities of life and, in this series, the “co-dependent and contradictory relationship we all share with technology and media.” She certainly has motivated us to keep TV time to a minimum (or avoid it entirely!) and get outdoors for some active, engaged family fun. You can find more of Stevens’s compelling images on her Instagram site.

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