PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A New Zealand mother said she was grateful for "art-literate" police officers after someone called police about a picture she took of her 7-year-old daughter.
Danu Sefton, a Palmerston North Polytechnic and Institute of Technology New Zealand student, said the picture of her daughter, Madeleine, fully clothed in a bathtub, won her the silver medal at the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Awards, The Dominion Post reported Monday.
But, she said, some people were offended by the image, which she said represents "that in-between state" between life and death.
"Some people in my class said I needed to stop what I was doing," Sefton said. "I have been held and shaken because of it."
She said someone offended by the picture led police to visit her home.
Sefton said the officers demanded to see any pictures of her daughter that had been posted online.
"They saw it and said 'Oh, that's art'," she said. "It's nice to know the police are art-literate as well."
Sefton said her daughter has been doing theater since she was 4-years-old and "understands make-believe."
|Additional Odd News Stories|
LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) --U.S. singer and actress Selena Gomez and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran are now involved in a trans-Atlantic romance, Us Weekly reports.
PHOENIX, June 20 (UPI) --A man convicted of a string of killings in the Phoenix area was found dead Wednesday in his cell on death row.
ANKARA, Turkey, June 20 (UPI) --An oil pipeline planned from the Kurdish region of northern Iraq to Turkey may go to, but not cross, national borders, a Turkish official said.