Tamara Hoover: Art Photos Posted to Flickr get Teacher Fired

Pornography or Art? Who decides?

Tamara Hoover, an art teacher at Austin High School won’t be nominated Teacher of the year any time soon.

In fact she’s in danger of having her teaching license revoked, for appearing nude in more than 100 photos that were posted on Flickr.com by her partner- photographer Celesta Danger.

Ms. Hoover isn’t apologizing for those photos either, as she says that they are art.

According to Celesta Danger’s MySpace page, because of all the unwanted media attention she is now having her images downloaded and used without her written permission in a crude manner. People are also creating fake profiles with the images.

Ms. Hoover is now accepting donations to help with funding the gathering of evidence to defend herself against the Austin Independent School District.

Rose DesRochers

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