|Photographs courtesy of Tiffany Gholar|
A Review of The Doll Project
By Tiffany Gholar
Using fashion dolls and her own vibrant digital photography, The Doll Project by Tiffany Gholar explores the abnormal quest for skeletal thinness that many young girls dangerously attempt to achieve.
The Doll Project illustrates some of the most drastic measures girls take to reach low body weights and reasons behind their erratic thinking and behaviors. According to Gholar, there are both internal and external sources that birth and fuel the desire for thinness by any means necessary. Many impressionable girls develop the desire to look like the unrealistically proportioned fashion dolls that often are their first companions. Others aspire to look as gaunt as other females they idolize. The problem is compounded by socially defined and too often accepted ideals of attractiveness, which include a high focus on twig thinness.
Gholar's graphic approach of exposing eating disorders and possible consequences affecting young girls culminates in an attempt to reverse negative body perceptions. She affirms what everyone should know: physical beauty is not isolated to one body type or single trait.
Where to Buy:
The Kindle version of The Doll Project is available here.
Prints from The Doll Project as well as products, including T-shirts for adults and children, are available at Society6.
Author/Artist's website: www.TiffanyGholar.com