David Hamilton (born 15 April 1933) is a British-born French photographer and occasional film director most known for his images of young women.
As much of Hamilton's work depicts early-teen girls, often nude, he has been the subject of some controversy and even child pornography allegations, similar to that which the work of Sally Mann and Jock Sturges have attracted. In the late 1990s, some people protested bookstores that stocked Hamilton's photography books but their efforts came to nothing. This negative attention originated mostly from North America and Britain. As The Guardian wrote, "Hamilton's photographs have long been at the forefront of the "is it art or pornography?" debate.
Glenn Holland, spokesman for the 78-year-old photographer, who lives in St. Tropez, said: "We are deeply saddened and disappointed by this, as David is one of the most successful art photographers the world has ever known. His books have sold millions".