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These Photoshopped Portraits Show How People Define Beauty In 19 Different Countries
Business Insider ^ | 06/26/2014 | Aaron Taube

Posted on 06/26/2014 6:03:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

In an effort to get a glimpse of how the world thinks about beauty, the journalist Esther Honig sent out a photo of herself to graphic designers in more than 20 countries. Their task: to edit the photo to make Honig look "beautiful" — however the designer defined the term.

The results are telling. Each photo represents the personal and cultural beauty standards of the designer, with the American editor giving Honig bright blue eyes and long hair, and the Israeli designer darkening her eyes and skin.

You can read more about the project at Honig's website. Click below to see photos from the 19 different countries she's posted so far.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: beauty; photoshop; portraits
You can read more about the project at Honig's website. Click below to see photos from the 19 different countries she's posted so far.

This is her ORIGINAL photo:


This photo of Esther Honig has been photoshopped by beauty designers in more than 20 countries.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 6:03:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

She looks like Groucho in the Indian version.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 6:08:04 PM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: SeekAndFind

The UK version surprised me — didn’t seem at all British.
And the US one was just ugly and weird.
And the folks in India seems to really like eyebrows.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 6:08:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ha ha! Morocco!


4 posted on 06/26/2014 6:08:26 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You all can stop at Argentina, it doesn’t get any better.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 6:09:11 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The US version was the worst. Looks like a 6 year old did it in 1st grade computer lab.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 6:10:28 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: SeekAndFind

Israel made her into a man.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 6:12:17 PM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Italian one looked the best to me.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 6:13:19 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She looks just fine the way she is in the real world.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 6:14:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Smellin Salt
She looks like Groucho in the Indian version.

REALLY? WHERE ARE THE GLASSES? :)
10 posted on 06/26/2014 6:14:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Genoa
Ha ha! Morocco!

At least they didn't cover her face...

11 posted on 06/26/2014 6:15:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Politicalkiddo
The Italian one looked the best to me.

12 posted on 06/26/2014 6:16:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought the one from Morocco was the ugliest. Oddly, I think I have seen a photo of a Moroccan Princess who was hot.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 6:17:38 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ansel12
RE: Israel made her into a man.

What say you folks?

14 posted on 06/26/2014 6:17:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ClearCase_guy

British Muslim.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 6:17:56 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think she looks good as is! I wouldn’t mind waking up to that in the morning...


16 posted on 06/26/2014 6:18:53 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting—but reminds too much of a little girl playing make up with paper dolls. Italy the prettiest.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 6:19:28 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

It would be very easy for that to pass as a young dude.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 6:20:52 PM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So Esther Honig figured out a crunchy-granola eco-friendly dare-you-to-avoid-sounding-racist way of screaming LOOK AT ME AGAIN AND AGAIN!

Just like the little narcissistic liberal tw@t she really is.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 6:25:37 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m in love with the original!


20 posted on 06/26/2014 6:25:54 PM PDT by ransacked
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To: icwhatudo
The US version was the worst. Looks like a 6 year old did it in 1st grade computer lab.

Concur. I thought the Serbian version was quite attractive and was only a slight touch up on the woman.

21 posted on 06/26/2014 6:26:16 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They got United States wrong. In the U.S., celebrity women have enormous bee-stung lips resembling a goose’s anus.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 6:27:05 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I found that to be interesting. I wasn’t really fond of any of them, I guess you need to have a good base to work with first... I suppose.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 6:30:24 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: SeekAndFind; Lazamataz

I’d hit all but the India and Morroco ones.
(In before Laz)

Those caterpillars India added are creeping me out.
And that habib hass me thinking terrorism.
US was kind of wierd, they slanter her eyes.
And I liked what the Phillipines did with her hair.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 6:31:18 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SeekAndFind

Greece.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 6:35:21 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: SeekAndFind
It's easy to see how they did the eyebrows...

26 posted on 06/26/2014 6:44:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Argentina:

27 posted on 06/26/2014 6:47:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think any of them are really pretty.

There were several girls in my high school class who were prettier and by a good bit.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 6:48:12 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Smellin Salt
She looks like Groucho in the Indian version.

They actually erased her collarbones. I didn't like the American version, and she is actually prettier in a the untouched version than a lot of them.

I think the big lesson here is that no matter where you are in the world, what culture you belong to, people need more Photoshop lessons.

29 posted on 06/26/2014 6:54:37 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SeekAndFind

Very interesting.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 6:55:03 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: yarddog

Agreed. I see more attractive young ladies pretty much every day. She’s not ugly, but doesn’t stand out by any means.

Like another poster said upthread, it’s all about the “look at me” factor. Narcissistic shallow chick fishing for attention.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 6:58:04 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: yarddog

RE: I don’t think any of them are really pretty.

We gotta remember the original material.... you can only do so much with it...

just saying...


32 posted on 06/26/2014 7:10:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Two Kids' Dad

I sometimes wonder if my memory is accurate. It was nearly 50 years ago that I was in high school. A few days ago I got out my old 65 annual and sure enough, they were just as beautiful as I remembered.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 7:12:41 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Antoninus II

“I think she looks good as is!”

My first thought as well, I did the the UK version though.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 7:13:35 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: SeekAndFind

That was exactly my reaction. Perhaps they had a gay guy do the work on it.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 7:21:00 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Saudi Arabia


36 posted on 06/26/2014 8:08:20 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SampleMan
The ISIS illustrator took only one minute to create his dream girl...


37 posted on 06/26/2014 8:11:51 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Genoa

Ha ha! Morocco!

Oddly, I find the Moroccan version the most attractive.

One thing I’ve learned from a limited knowledge of photography is that cultures have very different ideas around color photography and prints. Images that we consider “honest” color here in the US is dull and lifeless in Asia; European imagery is “cooler” than ours. Film (when they actually made many kinds) was formulated for each region.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 8:12:38 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Pakistan would be my pick.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 8:27:17 PM PDT by redangus
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To: cripplecreek
She looks just fine the way she is in the real world.

I agree... and Esther is a such a beautiful name as well.

40 posted on 06/27/2014 3:34:48 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: icwhatudo

These looked very amateurish. I actually laughed at the “pearls” on the Chilean version.


41 posted on 06/27/2014 3:46:08 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: SeekAndFind
 photo michelle-no-you-didnt-AP_zps86fb4fbf.jpg
42 posted on 06/27/2014 4:55:17 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Whoa, damn. caption that!


43 posted on 06/27/2014 5:13:29 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: stevio

I liked Bulgaria and Serbia.


44 posted on 06/27/2014 5:23:04 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: The Antiyuppie

It’s the Islamic ideal for every Jewish woman. The colors were attractive, I agree.


45 posted on 06/27/2014 6:20:04 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think she’s gorgeous just the way she is. No enhancement or improvement needed.


46 posted on 06/27/2014 9:28:23 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Can anyone tell me who the head of the Muslim peace movement is?)
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To: Organic Panic; Slings and Arrows; GeronL
Palestine


47 posted on 06/27/2014 10:31:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: SeekAndFind

Serbia and Pakistan.


48 posted on 06/27/2014 10:57:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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