This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In 25 Countries To Compare

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In 25 Countries To Compare Their Beauty Standards. The Results Are Pretty Amazing.

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Esther Honig is a freelance journalist who decided to send an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop enthusiasts around the world, with the simple and only instruction: “make me beautiful”

Her clever plan was to see how each photoshop enthusiast would depict her, so she could compare the different cultural standards of beauty.

The results startled her, as the changes she saw were far more drastic than she expected. She titled the project Before & After, and it has since taken the internet and social media by storm.

Below are the photographs that Honig has received.

Argentina

Argentina

 

Australia

Australia

 

Bangladesh

bangladesh

 

Chile

Chile

 

Germany

Germany

 

Greece

Greece

 

India

india

 

Indonesia

Indonesia

 

Israel

Israel

 

Italy

Italy

 

Kenya

Kenya

 

Morocco

Morocco

 

Pakistan

Pakistan

 

Philippines

ph

 

Romania

Romania

 

Serbia

Serbia

 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

 

U.K.

U.K.

 

Ukraine

Ukraine

 

USA

usa

 

Vietnam

Vietnam

From looking at these pictures it appears everyone has their own definition of beauty, but what Honig found most striking about this fascinating experiment is the collective message being sent across.

“What I’ve learned from the project is this: Photoshop [may] allow us to achieve our unobtainable standards of beauty, but when we compare those standards on a global scale, achieving the ideal remains all the more illusive.”

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