This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Make Us Examine Their Beauty Standards

Esther Honig, U.S.-based journalist and photographer, recently completed an interesting photo series project which will make us re-think about the Global Beauty Standards.

The project was titled “Before and After“. The project was based on a basic question: “How To Compare Standards Of Women’s Beauty World-wide?”.

For her project, she could have simply bought a magazine or watched some films, but instead she decided to do an experiment.

Esther’s  solution was out of the box: She sent a portrait photo of herself to freelance artists in countries around the world with one request – to make her “beautiful.”

 For this She found aroung 40 artists – a mix of amateurs and professionals – from dozens of countries. Some went all-out glam, lightening her skin, changing the shape of her eyes, and giving her quite the makeup job.

 Which photo matches your own personal definition of beauty?  Take a look.

Original Photo

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Philippines

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Morocco

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 Bulgaria

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Indonesia

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U.S.A.

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Italy

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Israel

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Vietnam

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Kenya

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Greece

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Sri Lanka

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Argentina

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Bulgaria

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Pakistan

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United Kingdom

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Chile

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 Australia

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Germany

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Bangladesh

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Serbia

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India

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The images Honig has collected so far are interesting as individual images, a unique portrait of the standards of beauty in each country.

She has mentioned on her blog : “What I’ve learned from the project is this: Photoshop [may] allow us to achieve our unobtainable standards of beauty, but when we compare those standards on a global scale, achieving the ideal remains all the more illusive.

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