The infamous British photographer David Hamilton was found dead in his apartment in Paris, reports the BBC Russian service. There is speculation that he committed suicide. It happened after emergence in mass media of allegations of pedophilia, which he rejected anger.
The cause of death of 83-year-old Hamilton is not yet known, but we know that next to his body found the drugs.
A month ago, a famous French TV presenter Flavi Flamand publicly talked about the fact that in 80-e years, then 13-year-old girl was raped by a famous photographer. Then she called his name. Last week in an interview with L Obs Flamand announced that the name of her rapist – David Hamilton. Several other women echoed these charges, claiming that they also suffered from Hamilton. The photographer strongly denied the allegations and threatened to sue for libel.
David Hamilton was born in 1933 in London, but in the 1950-ies he moved to permanent residence in France. He became famous in 60-e years thanks to the images of young girls in the Nude. These pictures were published in several journals, but the work of Hamilton has always sparked a debate about the border between art and pornography.
In the 70s and 80s David Hamilton has become one of the most famous and sought-after photographers in the fashion industry. In 2007 pictures of David Hamilton exhibited at the Biennale of contemporary art in Lyon.