Barbys surrealistic manipulations are not only works of retouching and airbrushing he also sticks the negatives together, photographs them, uses other techniques to reach the concept vision he had in his mind first but few are able to resist the gripping illusion.
10 Radical Art Projects That Celebrate Women’s Bodies
Exposing problematic beauty standards using Barbie dolls. Photographer Sheila Pree Bright explores the complexities of racial identity in her work. In her Plastic Bodies series, which developed in 2003, Bright contrasts fragmented bodies of multicultural women with the dolls. The blend of human and artificial features is unsettling and helps make the “global assimilation of cultures, ethnicities, and loss of personal identity many women of color experience as a result” painfully obvious.