Friday, January 15, 2010

Candy Cigarette by Sally Mann

This is my all time favorite picture ever. This girl looks so bad ass. I did a project on Sally Mann last year for my Art History class and she said that through this picture she was trying to comment on how little girls now have such a desire to grow up too fast and they don't enjoy their youth. There are so many pressures in life nowadays and girls are constantly comparing themselves to airbrushed ads while no one can truly live up to such perfection. It's kinda of like that show on TLC "Toddlers and Tiaras," where the little girls compete in beauty contests with fake tans, hair spray filled hair, and caked on makeup (makes me wonder if they got makeup lessons from Jersey Shore's Snooki...).

In Teen Vogue's October 2009 issue, Amy Astley wrote, "The only way to break free of limiting good girl/bad girl labels is to embrace your real girl--that is, to connect to your own feelings and be who you are rather than who you think you are supposed to be."

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