Random Images: K. Pedrós

(Last Updated On May 9, 2019)

Here’s an interesting example of killing two birds with one stone brought to my attention from one of our readers. It appears that in 1994, two publishing companies were publishing volumes that included pictorial information on sex education with text in Spanish. The funny thing is that photographs were used that clearly came from the same photo shoot.

The first image appeared in a sex-ed reference called Enciclopedia de la Sexualidad from the Spanish publishing house Editorial Oceano. It was published in four volumes and this picture is from the last volume.

K. Pedrós – From Enciclopedia de la Sexualidad(1994)

The second one is from a Colombian book published in 1994 as well. It is called Atlas de Sexualidad with text by Aurora Otero published by Progama Educativo Visual, S.L. The second book did not have specific credits for Pedrós but there can be no doubt about the source. Are they perhaps of his own kids? And how did the availability of these photos become known to these two publishing firms?

K. Pedrós – From Atlas de Sexualidad (1994)

7 thoughts on “Random Images: K. Pedrós

  1. I can’t help noting that the current social climate regarding gender is a huge minefield. One of the primary purposes of books like this is so children learn the difference between boys and girls. But I shared the link to Stephanie Waxman’s “WHAT IS A GIRL? WHAT IS A BOY?” with a friend who identifies as non-binary. They were outraged, just “physically ill,” called Waxman “ignorant” and “transphobic.” I have no interest in stirring up any kind of gender debate here, but it’s a significant issue.

    • That person’s response was political correctness gone crazy.
      He/she was projecting today’s world back onto the time when that book was written.
      It would be like saying that we should not talk about improving understanding and mutual respect between white people and black people, because some people are biracial.

    • I’m not even trans, and I thought her words were problematic. I suppose if there was much less awareness of gender-nonconformity in the 70s, that might have excused it at the time; but certainly not nowadays.

  2. First off, those images are delightful, perfectly capturing the innocent fun of children being naked together. I did a search and found numerous Spanish-language books on sexuality, all of which show a wonderful honesty about the way sexual development works and how it affects children. Once again, US prudery is an embarrassment in comparison. Most have cute cartoon illustrations that neither emphasize nor hide such subjects as genetilia. But I also ran across something from the seventies, “Enciclopedia De La Vida Sexual.” In multiple volumes based on different age ranges, using photography (later editions changed to cartoons apparently). Here’s one link that shows the covers.
    It’s fascinating to note that the two volumes addressing younger ages have fully naked children in the cover, and one can assume even more frank images within, while the ones about teens and adults are more modest. It’s almost as if to say that there is nothing sexually provocative about children, but we should be more delicate about the emerging sexuality of teens. Imagine that!

    • It is indeed remarkable to note the differences in different countries. I have a copy of that encyclopedia you refer to and it is on my to-do list to review eventually. It is also interesting that the images with teens and adults are more modest implying, as you say, that there ought to be nothing sexually provocative in the images of naked children. -Ron

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