Unhappily Ever After: The Fallen Princesses
Conceptual photographer Dina Goldstein once again redefines our perspective of another childhood milestone: Disney Princesses and their happily ever afters.
She prevails in addressing the core obstacles we face as a society today through her wonderfully disturbing series Fallen Princesses.
In this series, she tackles pressing issues such as War
and Self mutilation.
Goldstein has a natural grasp on her own aesthetic and how to use a photograph to deliver a message. We begin to question what we were spoon-fed to believe as children: Is their such thing as a “happily ever after”? Do all stories have to end in marriage? Can a mute ginger with closeted hoarding issues really make the man she’s been stalking fall in love with her in just three days?
So what do you think? Is it disturbing enough to make you question all those years of singing along with Belle and Pocahontas, or is Dina just unable to paint with all the colors of the wind?