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Plastic Bodies by Sheila Pree Bright Explores Unrealistic Beauty

 - Nov 26, 2013
References: sheilapreebright & refinery29
Plastic Bodies by Sheila Pree Bright, a fine art photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a series that contrasts the standard of beauty set out by the iconic Barbie Doll and the truth about real beauty. Although this isn't the first time the one-time most popular toy America has come under severe scrutiny when it comes to an impossible ideal, it is one of the first to focus on cultural differences as well.

Currently on tour with the Posing Beauty In African American Culture art show, Plastic Bodies by Sheila Pree Bright particularly focuses on women of color and their difficult relationship with white beauty standards. The artist states, "American concepts of the 'perfect female body' are clearly exemplified through commercialism, portraying 'image as everything' and introducing trends that many spend hundreds of dollars to imitate."