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Beauty Obsession and Cosmetic Surgery

It gets ugly before it gets beautiful.

Society's obsession with plastic surgery and beauty pageants were the focus for this project dual during recent trips to Venezuela and Turkey. My approach was 'what women endure to look beautiful' in the predominantly male dominated society of Latin America and Middle East. I want to expose the raw reality of a process that women go through. Is this process a life choice made by these women or is it an expectation placed upon them by society?