Thanks for the article Sera, I never knew such fetishism existed in contest form, but I guess such human commodity lows shouldn’t surprise me in our upside down world of suffering=profit. In fact, while reading your article I was reminded that the town in WA where I live, (yes I’m that guy) in their artistic efforts to “prevent” suicide, is featuring a local photographers display of “disfigured faces.” Gunshot scars. Human beings who are forever marked with the scars of their suicide attempts. Disfigured. The “so-called” artist is naturally getting a lot of recognition and money. I call it a case of: Unknown Artist Discovers an Opportunity to Self-Serve By Creating Some Popular Social Issue Stuff. But then again what do I know. Anyway, in my opinion, this won’t do much of anything to prevent suicide but rather will drive home the imperative that your suicide attempt must be well thought out, 100% successful, (and not with a gun) or you’ll end up as a curiosity or fetish interest on a gallery wall. As far as I know, fear is not the answer with which to prevent suicide or prolong human life, but it is a great way to exploit people’s suffering for ones own self-centered benefit. Hope that didn’t sound too self-righteous 🙂 Thanks for the article.