Poor Barbie, her perfect pink dream house is not all that is cracked up to be, according to the Dina Goldstein â€˜In The Dollhouseâ€™ series. The Vancouver-based photographer Dina Goldstein often uses controversial images in order to break conventional female stereotypes and expectations. In this series, the viewer is allowed a voyeurisitic look into Barbie and Kenâ€™s life together.
Opening the dream house up, the viewer realizes the facade of their loveless marriage. Starting off with cheeky images, we realize Barbie and Ken have a bit too much in common. As the marriage falls apart, the images take a turn for the worst. Each one filled with more sadness til Barbieâ€™s complete breakdown and demise.
Each of Goldsteinâ€™s captures challenge what is to be expected from Barbie and Ken confronting our expectations.Â
Broken Barbie Marriages
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