And now for something slightly different
I’m posting this because two things came to my mind when looking at the picture:
- Why are none of the girls smiling?
- The description says the dolls were “customized” to look like their owners, but they definitely weren’t, the dolls are just wearing matching outfits and have the same hair color. Half the dolls don’t even have the same hair cut as their owners, how is that “customizing”?
- (ok, maybe three things) Maybe the girls aren’t smiling because they were forced to dress in matching outfits with their dolls… I don’t think I ever wanted to do that.
Later I came across a New York Times blog post about these pictures and the photographer Ilona Szwarc. They still seem really staged and meaning less to me, probably even more so after reading the article, because she makes Americans seem so self centered (she’s Polish born). I’m not saying some American’s aren’t, but every country has those people, I just think little girls like these dolls because they are fun. Duh, what more is there to think about it?
Maybe I just don’t get the “art” aspect.