The internet is awash with articles claiming
are bad for us
. While most seem meant to shame teens, nearly two weeks ago, the most legitimate tangible evidence that front-facing photos could be bad was presented when four young women knocked over a freestanding wall and damaged works by Salvador Dalí
and Francisco de Goya
while snapping a pic in an exhibition at the Glavny Prospect (Main Avenue) International Arts Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Irina Volk, the official representative of the Russian Interior Ministry, said: “[The women] explained that the stand was touched by accident as they tried to take a photo with the paintings in the background." In surveillance camera footage of the October 27th incident obtained by Russia’s REN TV station, the structure holding the two works falls over and nearly flattens a woman who dodges it just in time. A stunned person is then seen behind the toppled structure.