It is in the news over here as well. Most photographers I know find it way exaggerated and a reaction stemming from false and hypocrytic decency.
"The photographs of naked children comprised about a third of the exhibition. Most of the shots were taken from the waist up, though the genitals of the female model are visible in one image."
Waist up, so most were bare chested (the ones that showed nudity). What is the harm in that, since when is the human body something revolting?
"Whatever the artistic view of the merits of that sort of stuff - frankly, I don't think there are any - just allow kids to be kids."
Excuse me? My kids love being naked and free, to play around without any thoughts about perversity like some adults apparently seem to have. I agree kids should be allowed to be kids and not be confronted with how the minds of some adults work.
It seems that within the foreseeable future photography of children in general will be totally forbidden in some places.
We also had another issue over here where a couple of paintings showing the appearance of breasts were banned from exposition because a couple of community members expressed the human/female nudity was insulting to them.