From the Series American Girls by Ilona Szwarc
This series, American Girls, reminds me of postmodern ideas that suggest that a person is made up of what they take in by others exclusively. The haunting expressions and images of these girls with their dolls, and the expression of themselves by matching and interacting with their dolls explores normative body ideals in a subliminal and very real way. The last picture I chose to include highlights, for me, the failure that American Girl Dolls possess, which is that most of the dolls are white normative, and every minority is the product of some sort of stereotype. It’s something that has been talked about, but I still find it important to note when posting this series. It’s worth it to look at the entire series on Szwarc’s website.