The Beauty by Ji Yeo Highlights Pressures to Look a Certain Way

 - Feb 15, 2013
References: jiyeo & beautifuldecay
The Beauty by Ji Yeo, a Korean photographer based in Rhode Island, is a photo series that touches on the pressures women put on themselves to look a certain way. Yes, it stems from societies glorification of particular attributes, especially those found in Western societies, but it is ultimately people's choice to go under the knife. Instead of working with what they have and being proud of it, many women opt to take the 'easy' way out. These portraits show just how 'easy' it really is.

Documenting Korean women right after they have had plastic surgery done, The Beauty by Ji Yeo sensitively shows commonplace procedures in current culture. Yeo writes, "My work focuses on ideas of 'beauty' in contemporary culture, specifically in how women in our culture come to define and enforce an ideal of beauty on themselves."