Rejecting Beauty Standards in Fashion Photography

Research inspirations:

Paola Kudacki‘s photography series ‘Plasticity’
Paola Kudacki‘s photography series ‘Plasticity’
  • The series, shot for the London-based beauty magazine ‘Beauty Papers’ suggest how tight beauty standards are in modern media narration. 
Photography by Sina Nikita
Photography by Sina Nikita
  • German model IIka Bruhl is breaking beauty standards in fashion photography with her facial defects. – Imperfection could also be beautiful.

Selfies: Margaret Zhang; Chinese-Australian fashion influencer break the boundaries of ‘the perfect selfie’ and asian representation in beauty.

Reference list

designboom | architecture & design magazine. (2019). fresh meat: plastic wrapped and ready to deconstruct beauty standards in the age of selfies. [online] Available at: [Accessed 7 Sep. 2020].

Mroz, M. (2016). Rejecting Beauty Standards. [online] IGNANT. Available at: [Accessed 7 Sep. 2020].

Vareikaite, V. (2018). 26-Year-Old Born With Extremely Rare Facial Defect Is Breaking Beauty Standards With Her Modeling Career. [online] Bored Panda. Available at: [Accessed 7 Sep. 2020]. Researched via Pinterest.

Weiner, Z. (2018). Margaret Zhang on the Misunderstanding of Asian Beauty. [online] Teen Vogue. Available at: [Accessed 7 Sep. 2020].