The average US child watches more TV than recommended. This question is the focus of a new photo series by photographer Donna Stevens titled Idiot Box. It’s a series of portraits showing vacant expressions on kids faces as they watch television in a dark room.
“TV is just one of the ever-present Black Mirrors through which we negotiate our lives today,” the Australian photographer tells PetaPixel. “Idiot Box hopes to explore the darker side of our love for technology.”
“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?”