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Susan Anderson presents “High Glitz” ~ Child Beauty Queens

'Savanha' by Susan Anderson - © Susan Anderson - Photo: Courtesy acte2galerie.

PARIS.- Susan Anderson portrays people who
become so unreal it is hard to conceive that not the photo but the
person was
edited. Coming from a background of commercial and editorial photography
knows how to tell a story within a single frame. Her pictures of the
queens of
child beauty pageants are eerie in their honesty. These pictures where
staged, in fact, they are snapshots taken within a 5 minute frame that
contest organizers would give her. These children are so conditioned to
strike a
perfect pose every time a lens is aimed at them. While seducing the
camera these
children seem to have aged well beyond their years.