Beauty Standards in the Media



 

We all know by now that, most of the time, photos in magazines and ads are digitally enhanced to remove wrinkles, shave pounds, fix imperfections, and on and on. Let’s take back beauty and re-define it for ourselves.


Let's Chat

  • How do the images you see in magazines make you feel about yourself?
  • How does airbrushing and photoshopping affect self-esteem and body image? What impact is it having on the world?
  • If you were photographed for a magazine, would you let them photoshop you? Be honest.
  • When, if ever, is it appropriate to airbrush or photoshop images?
  • What brands or magazines are doing it right?

 

 


Resources

Articles:

IATG Blog Post: What's Your Beautiful

A Catalog that Believes Reality Can Sell Clothes Better than Photoshop

Lingerie Brand Aerie Isn't Retouching Their Models with Photoshop

 

Videos:

 

 

 

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