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What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries

What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries
“Make me look beautiful.” That’s what Esther Honig asked 40 photo editors to do — in over 25 countries. Using the service-sharing site Fiverr, Honig, a human interest reporter, sent a picture of herself to be photoshopped around the world to see just how much cultural values are applied to standards of beauty. The results throw the idea of “the perfect woman” into sharp relief. Honig found that individuals from every country applied a distinct perspective on beauty to her image. She was surprised by the degree to which a country’s cultural values could show up as aesthetic preferences. Seeing her image manipulated in so many dimensions had a profound impact on Honig’s own self-perception. Honig is reluctant to draw a “moral of the story” from the project, which is ongoing. Still, the project dispels the myth of a singular beauty norm. Check out the rest of the incredible images below. India Ukraine Venezuela Argentina Vietnam Philippines Romania Sri Lanka United States Israel Italy Australia Chile 1.

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