I remember when, growing up, I was being told that the values of an entire nation are visible in their fairy tales culture and I started dissecting the tales searching for what was really important. What are our values today? As individual nations? What’s really important to us now?
How the media affected us and what is the dimension of our social selves in opposition with our individual values? Presumably a subject to endless debates, the subject has been somewhat portrayed by photographer Dina Goldstein in her Fallen Princesses project. Fairy Tales princesses updated to the present realities. (the story continues with more pictures right after the jump!)
Inspired by Dina Goldstein’s observations of three-year-old girls mesmerized by Fairy Tale Princesses (the Disney breed), Fallen Princesses bring the reality into Disney’s world. With addiction, illness, self esteem issues transgressed into fantasy could really trouble little girls. Or not? What say you? Is it safe to expose children to this kind of real Fairy Tales? I really wish Annie Leibovitz would ditch her usual commercial-appeal for a project like this one day! (via)