On that front I just came across the very simple but extremely effective "Retouch" site which aims to:
The media world is becoming increasingly fixated on appearances. And the number of tricks used to achieve the increasingly exaggerated ideals is growing. Many models have plastic surgery and even more are retouched so they appear to have bigger breasts, smaller stomachs or fuller lips.
We wanted to show how easy it is to change someone's appearance in this campaign.
Retouch is at least one of those avenues where the artificiality of bodily imagery can be visualised in a manner which highlights its constructedness and, hopefully, go some of the way to revealing how entirely mass marketed "idealised" body images are!
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