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Uneasy but brilliant photographs,
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This review is from: High Glitz: The Extravagant World of Child Beauty Pageants (Hardcover)The photographs in this book will haunt you for a very long time, so be prepared. It's also the quantity that makes it so gripping.
Brilliant pictures, yes. Very glamourous; I am sure the girls and their families will love this book. But there are different ways the pictures can be interpreted
and that makes it such a good book.
There are the names and ages of the girls but they don't match. You have to do a double take: This girl is 6 years old??? Three???
You could also see it as a study on the early age society starts demanding girls to be obsessed with their looks.
Look for yourself, and wonder: Should this be allowed? What is this teaching the girls? At the same time you will see beautiful pictures of beautiful girls, too much make up and a lot of fake smiles. Very intriguing and thought provoking. I loved it!