Jan 29, 2013
Selections from Ilona Szwarc’s series “American Girls”…
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Category: Art, Intriguing, Society
why do all of these girls look so sad?
I got the same feeling- it’s even ind of creepy
It’s soooo much more “artsy” if they’re not smiling. If you follow the link and look through the pictures, the last one is the artist’s statement about this series.
From the second paragraph, “Each doll can be customized to look exactly like its owner, yet all of them really look the same. American Girl dolls offer an illusion of choice and therefore an illusion of individuality. … The branding behind the doll perpetuates domesticity and traditional gender roles.”
So, the girls all look sad because the photographer has a point to make. It’s like the American Girls Catalog – Horror movie edition.
I think they look like they’re in a Wes Anderson film.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks this is creepy.
it s very beautiful.thank you
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