American Girl Dolls: Created In Whose Image?

Ilona Szwarc's new series of photographs titled "American Girls" features girls posing with their customized versions of the popular American Girl dolls. The portraits emphasize the integration of the dolls into the girls' everyday lives, play, and respective spaces. These dolls, made by Mattel, offer a host of personalization options in addition to the historically themed dolls that make the brand seem overtly educational. Girls can customize their dolls' looks, a feature emphasized in Szwarc’s … [Read more...]