Fallen Princesses

16 Jun

Rapunzel II by Dina Goldstein

Rapunzel II by Dina Goldstein

Every story can have a happy ending; it’s all a matter of when you stop writing*.

Dina Goldstein has created a photo project which envisions alternate and continuing stories for some of our favorite princesses. She writes:

I explored the original brothers Grimm’s stories and found that they have very dark and sometimes gruesome aspects, many of which were changed by Disney. I began to imagine Disney’s perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues.

The full essay and photos (so far) can be found at JPG Magazine. Hat tips to Mr. Broke Hoedown for sending me the link, and to The Disney Blog (who rightly praised the Rapunzel above).

* I wish I could remember who I’m paraphrasing here. Google isn’t my friend. If anybody knows the author, could you drop me a note?

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