Disturbing portraits from Los Angeles based photographer Susan Anderson:High Glitz: The Extravagant World of Child Beauty Pageants is a. High Glitz is a close-up and intimate look at America’s child beauty pageants, and in turn our society’s obsession with youth, beauty, fame, and. Susan Anderson’s photobook High Glitz, The Extravagant World of Child Beauty Pageants is a series of formal portraits of young girls who.

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Trivia About High Glitz: The images are frightening: Comment by Michael Sebastian — June 22, However, early on Doonan mentions he has never actually experienced the pageant world.

No photographs of them being made up. Glynnis marked chile as to-read Dec 29, It’s suc Absolutely fascinating topic but rather lackluster treatment. I make sure they catch the key light just right, or may ask them to adjust a hand, or tit a chin, but never give a type of creative direction that could be constructed as manipulative.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A fabulous collectors piece for any glitz baby!


Morganne Blair added it Apr 25, Elisabeth Hardy rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Comment by melina bee — July 22, 3: Becoming by Michelle ObamaPaperback 1. Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Lee Child Hardcover Books. Return to Book Page. Oh, it’s nonfiction all gigh. Published September 8th by powerHouse Books first published September No interviews with their parents.

Erin rated it liked it Sep 30, At the risk of being flamed for not being PC, I think that this is a Chick-photobook. I would pretty happily read an in-depth investigation of child pageants. Susan Elizabeth Phillips Hardcover Books.

Anderson captures the results of this time-consuming transformation process in exquisite detail.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Reviews “‘I wanted to tell the real stories-the girls’ stories-without sensationalizing them. All pages are solid. Kelly rated it it was amazing Sep 18, Frequently I ask to see the back of a dress, or a hairstyle in profile.

Anderson’s stunning visuals are complimented by a High Glitz Style Guide,o defining and providing examples of the following categories: Fun photos, but not much depth here. The spine may show signs of wear. No photographs of girls laughing with friends they’ve made from having been on the pageant circuit for so long.

Jennifer marked it as to-read Dec 13, Lists with This Book.


High Glitz: The Extravagant World of Child Beauty Pageants

Instead we get a couple of short essays including the foreword and introduction and then what amount to studio portraits of some very young girls dolled up to look much older than they are. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, The former owner may have written their name inside the front or back cover.

Jul 16, Cindy rated it it was amazing. In seeing how our society’s values of beauty, glamour, and celebrity are reflected in the hopes and dreams of thousands of young girls, we come to see that these pageants are a reflection of American culture itself.

The Extravagant World of Child Pageants.

It also gives ylitz exercise and breaks from the tedium of childhood. The vibrant portraits of these young contestants twist notions of sexuality and identity, exposing a new perspective on a uniquely American subculture.