October 26, 2013

Dina Goldstein - Fallen princesses

This well-known and successful series (shot between 2007 and 2009) by a Canadian-based Tel-Aviv-born (in 1969) photographer had to feature in this blog since it depicts with a strong sense of visual relevance the fake world the Disney-altered fairytales carry with their apparently innocent stories. Of course, feminists (and others, they are not the only ones to see sexism where it is) had denounced the underlying viral ideology of these scenaristic constructions with the "and they had full of children" ending sentence (in French "sentence" means a court judgement, more appropriate actually), but here it's a visual confrontation between these folkoric characters and the true situation they face presently. She went on with another series called In the dollhouse but I think it's much less interesting than this one. Maybe because in Europe we aren't assaulted by this silly imagery as North Americans are. If you want to know everything about this series (and look at the other pictures, that I didn't find in a good definition enough to include above) and notably the statement of the photographer, go here, for the photographer's site, there. Don't think it's necessary I put the name of each character under the picture. I added the last picture with the 2 children I find cute and charming. Hope they won't believe these shitty tales after then. And please, click on the pictures to see them full size or you'll miss much of their power.

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