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American Girls by Ilona Szwarc








"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 attention. Photo- graphically 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 modelled after a body of a nine year old.

Ilona Szwarc



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