Freak Show

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Susan Anderson’s High Glitz photo project focuses on the world of child beauty pageants:

Hours of preparation are spent on each child’s appearance, and her camera records it all in graphic detail. Children’s pageants are a fascinating subculture, but more than anything they represent a strange microcosm of America itself. Our own values of beauty, success and glamour reflected in the dreams of thousands of young girls…

… bordering on abuse of children, in my book. What value system does this instill in children? I guess the kind of value system that makes Paris Hilton and Perez Hilton our current pop-cultural avatars.

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