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2012 SPA FINALIST - Laerke Posselt (20 images)

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Perfect Childhood

My project is a work in progress portraying a phenomenon in western culture: The child beauty pageants.

A child beauty pageant is a beauty contest featuring contestants between 0 and 18 years of age. Rules are that they have to be spray tanned, wear makeup, false eyelashes and nails, wigs and dresses with as many rhinestones as possible. Some of them also wear false teeth and contact lenses.

The pageants are raising a lot of debate...
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