Photographer Sheila Pree Bright has released a striking and thought-provoking series called Plastic Bodies. In the series, she merges the bodies of ethnic women with dolls, to make a statement about western ideals of beauty. She states:

“Plastic Bodies contrasts trends of Eurocentric beauty culture by using the fragmented bodies of ethnic women merged with dolls. The work contrasts idolatry with the way that society views beauty. The series examines progagandized standards of perfection in female body and beauty politics portrayed in the mainstream media. More importantly, it examines the global assimilation of cultures, ethnicities, and loss of personal identity many women of color experience as a result.”

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