Journalist Asks People Around the World to Photoshop Her Face to Look ‘Beautiful’

Original Photo and Photoshoped Photo Comparison

The definition of beauty is temperamental. What we consider to be desirable changes from month to month, decade to decade, country to country.

Wanting to capture a sense of the world’s varied perspective of “beauty,” Priscilla Yuki Wilson, a half-Japanese and half-black woman, sent an unedited photo of herself to over 25 different countries, asking each designer to edit her headshot according to their idea of “beautiful.”

“In these images my Asian and African aesthetics are combined with Latina, Vietnamese and European features,” she tells Aplus. “Either pigeon holing me into a more narrow racial understanding or reaching an entirely new level of racial ambiguity.”

~ Journalist Asks People Around the World to Photoshop Her Face to Look ‘Beautiful’ ~


 

The Original

Unaltered Picture of a Woman

 

Brazil

Slightly altered Photo Of a Woman

 

Albania

blurred features photo of a woman

 

Israel

high contrast photo of a woman

 

European Union

whiten and smoothed picture of a woman

 

Algeria

Highly Effected photo of a woman superimposed over starry night background

 

Slovenia

muted and elongated lower face edited photo of a woman

 

Macedonia

eye color enhanced photo of woman

 

Montenegro

high contrast for rustic effect photo of a woman

 

Mexico

photo of a woman edited into a floral pattern shirt

 

Portugal

softened face photo of a woman

 

Netherlands

highly effected photo of a woman to look like painted portrait

 

Pakistan

muted colors and features photo of a woman

 

Macedonia

Highly effected photo of woman with enhanced makeup and dynamic background

 

Singapore

mostly unedited photo of a woman

 

Sri Lanka

softened to enhance colors and youth photo of a woman

 

Vietnam

photo of a woman edited to be pale and skinny with long neck

 

India

blurred photo of a woman edited into a single shoulder shirt

 

United Kingdom

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United States

beauty-united-states

 

Sweden

beauty-sweden

 


Charisma Madarang

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