There’s A Trend Of Photoshopping Celeb Pics To Meet ‘Modern Beauty Standards’ And Some Say It’s Messed Up

Julia Roberts Social media, like Disney World, was supposed to be the happiest place on Earth until we realized it may be doing more harm than good. Especially when it comes to the so-called Insta aesthetics that promote heavily altered and photoshopped images to show a flawless physique. And as they have now become the norm, people are also realizing the damage they are doing to our self-esteem...

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20 Rare And Beautiful Examples Of Black Women In Fantasy Photoshoots

lillianliuphotography Fantasy games, books, and movies typically have huge cult followings – and for good reason. Dragons, mythical creatures, and magical locations – what’s not to like? Naturally, fantasy-inspired photoshoots are not an uncommon sight. What’s uncommon, however, is seeing women of color as the models. Twitter user @btsanima wanted to draw more attention to this problem and started...

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“The Redemption”: Artist Tawny Chatmon Celebrates The Beauty Of Black Hair Through Striking Portraits

Is there redemptive power in visual arts? Do artists have the ability to control and shift the narrative through their work? These are questions that inform my creative process while creating this ongoing body of work; I believe both to be true. In the same way that literature continues to be a tool for shaping the human psyche, I believe visual arts carry the same ability,” Tawny Chatmon writes.

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Meet Amina Ependieva – A Chechen Girl Who Is Admired For Her Unusual Beauty

Amina Arsakova A girl from Chechnya is admired for her unusual beauty, but Albinism is not the only thing that distinguishes her from others. h/t: mysteriesrunsolved This 11-year-old Chechen girl’s face is a piece of art. Her name is Amina Ependieva. She is diagnosed with two rare genetic conditions: Albinism in which she lacks the melanin pigment making her skin and hair extremely white...

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Beautiful Vintage Photos Of The First Miss Soviet Union Beauty Pageant, 1988

Moscow Beauty” was expected to become an annual event where prizes were free travel passes for trips abroad, cash, and luxurious (by Russian standards) gifts. Beauty pageants (a mainstay in Western culture, particular America) were banned in the Soviet Union since 1959 – no scantily clad ladies, no cheeky fashion, no celebration of beauty and poise. However, the landscape changed in 1985 with the...

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Perfect Imperfection: Photographer Documents The Beauty Of Animals With Disabilities

Beau Was Taken In As A Stray And Had The Tips Of His Ears Resected When He Developed Skin Cancer From dogs with three legs to cats without eyes, the Perfect Imperfection photo series celebrates the intrinsic beauty of animals who have overcome adversity and adapted to a physical impairment. All of these animals were rescued from their former lives and given a second chance by kind and caring...

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This Makeup Artist Doesn’t Use Photoshop, But Makes Women Look Way Younger And Happier

When it comes to looking younger, well that’s why we have such a huge makeup industry. People everywhere use makeup to hide their perceived flaws and feel more confident about themselves. The true masters of the form are makeup artists, and they can pull off incredible looks, both conceptual and practical for others to enjoy. One makeup artist in particular is known for his outstanding...

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Intimate Portraits Of New Mothers Capture The Beauty Of Postpartum Bodies

When Alberta based photographer Meagan Elemans became a mother, she had no idea the toll that postpartum would take on her both her body and her emotions. But rather than bury these feelings and stay silent, she chose to use her skills behind the camera to capture this beautiful and difficult time in a new mother’s journey. More: Instagram h/t: petapixel View this post on Instagram You don’t owe...

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Vintage Photos Proving That The Beauty Of People From Previous Generations Is A Unique Thing

American actress from the silent movie era, actress Marie Doro, 1902 Burr McIntosh / Wikimedia You will probably agree with the idea that photos from previous centuries have some charm about them. Yes, in the past, photos were almost like treasures and people really prepared for them: they chose their clothes, did their hair, thought about the perfect positions, and as a result...

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Artist Finds Solace In Dreamlike Photography After Mother Passes Away

Kirsty Mitchell is a photographer with an awesome talent for creating a surreal and dreamlike universe in her beautiful artwork. Her recently finished project, “Wonderland”, was born as a method of coping with the loss of her mother, who died of brain cancer. More: Kirsty Mitchell, Instagram h/t: grapee She writes on her website that “Photography became my only escape when I...

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