When I happened upon Dina Goldstein’s photography in this Huffington Post article, my first thought was, “How did I not know this existed?” Seriously. Her photos do what art is supposed to do; that is, create a new language where our language fails. Some of these photos provoke disgust, others laughter – all of them provoke discussion. Thank you, Dina the Muse, for giving us something to talk about. Looking forward to seeing more from you.
Fallen Princesses was born out of deep personal pain, when I raged against the “happily ever after” motif we are spoon fed since childhood. The series created metaphor out of the myths of fairy tales, forcing the viewer to contemplate real life: failed dreams, pollution and ocean degradation, war, obesity, the extinction of indigenous cultures, cancer and the fallacy of chasing eternal youth.
The Little Mermaid (Ariel)
Beauty and The Beast (Belle)
The Princess and the Pea
Little Red Riding Hood
In The Dollhouse
In the Dollhouse examines the less than perfect life of ‘B’ and ‘K’. B is a super doll, the most successful doll in the world. Her partner K is grappling with his sexuality and finds himself in a loveless marriage. He struggles with his position in the household and faces his lack of authenticity.
Do yourself a favor and check out some of her other stuff, here.