With the amount of time people are spending in front of their televisions reaching new highs, this powerful portrait series by Australian photographer, Donna Stevens helps us take a step back from the habit and see the mindlessness from a different perspective.
“TV is just one of the ever present Black Mirrors through which we negotiate our lives today. Idiot Box hopes to explore the darker side of our love for technology.
The series (shot while children watched TV) was an exploration into the co-dependent yet contradictory relationship we all share with technology and the media.
Should we exhibit more caution about the role of technology in our children’s lives? Is our techno-paranoia warranted? No matter what gadgetry we may possess and blame for our undoing, do our problems still just remain human?”– Donna Stevens on Idiot Box
For Idiot Box, Stevens photographed these young children while they were watching television–she sat them in a darkened room, with only the light from the TV, and photographed them as their faces turned blank and minds seemingly began slowing to a crawl.