Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In praise of "Fallen Princesses" Photography Project by Dina Goldstein

Courtesy: JPG Magazine: Snowy

I am absolutely in amour with this picture and actually, all the pictures by photographer,
Dina Goldstein. She is currently working on a project, sort of like an alternative story telling, "Fallen Princesses." In her own words:

"These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The '...happily ever after' is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues."

"I began to imagine Disney's perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues."

This is one of the best examples for:

Motherhood does not make you stupid. It makes you THINK!

p.s. I found this picture via
@god, thank goodness he has a great sense of humor!

p.p.s. For a critique on how these pictures do not deliver the expected
Punch, not subversive enough to destablize the stereotypes, please see Bitch Magazine

Cough cough, though I do love
Bitch Magazine's "Feminist Response to Pop Culture" and agree with the perspective here, have to say I haven't found anything subversive enough to do exactly that, i.e. destablize stereotypes substantially long enough to have the destablizing take roots, other than cutting off our own tits... even at that, we would still be labeled as "Suffering from hysteria". The world will continue to stereotype any group of less power at will because that's how power is gained and maintained. Ever wonder why stereotypes come in pairs?...

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