Ilona Szwarc -American Girls

06.11.2012 in15:09 in Design -->


American Girls is a series of portraits of girls in United States who own American Girl dolls. When I first came to US the phenomenon of the American Girl doll immediately caught my eye. Photographically it was a beautiful image – girls with their sculptural representations, their twins, their avatars. I realized that their design embodies contemporary cultural values. They were conceived to be anti- Barbie toys modeled after a body of a nine year old.