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Children’s Nightmares by Arthur Tress

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Arthur Tress began his career in the 1960s creating “straight” street photographs, but soon branched out to explore the realm of the strange and grotesque.

“Dreams or nightmares were collected by conversations with children in schools, streets, or neighbourhood playgrounds. The children would be asked means of acting out their visions or to suggest ways of making them into visual actualities… These inventions often reflect the child’s inner life, his hopes and fears, as well as his symbolic transmutation of the external environment, his home or school, into manageable forms.”

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