Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fabricating Our Perception of Beauty

Dove produced a 74 second film that explores the process of modeling. A woman walks in. Makeup is caked on. Photos taken. Photoshop alters the photo. The altered picture is placed on a billboard. In the end, the girl on the billboard doesn't even look like the original model who walked in the door. As the end of the film says, "No wonder our perception of beauty is so distorted."

Please watch this video. Then show it to a group of teenagers.

1 comment:

  1. i have seen this before and i think its really important to show this not only to our daughters, but to our sons as well. and since our children are exposed to these images at such a young age, we need to let them know early on just what is involved in the commercialization of "beauty". thanks for posting this.