Ji Yeo Questions Female Beauty With Photo Series Of Women With Eating Disorders And Hollywood Models (NSFW)

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Brooklyn-based photographer Ji Yeo  creates Somewhere on the Path, I See You, a project in which the photographer captures two different types of women: one with extreme self-regulation and distorted notions of beauty that suffer from eating disorders, and the other women are aspiring actresses and models living in Hollywood, California, who are interested in the process of being represented because they carry dreams of fame.

By carefully selecting various body and personality types ,Yeo creates a sample of photos (and people) that further examine larger societal issues regarding ideas of beauty, self-definition, and self-respect.

By forcing viewers to confront images of women who by definition had been judged continuously by themselves, it brought focus to the viewers natural impulse to judge. In doing so it implicates them in the complex relationship we have with making aesthetic judgments.

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  • Judy

    I am curious about how much the artist truly understands eating disorders. Most people who suffer with an eating disorder actually are not trying to attain some physical perfection. Some may start on that path, but for many it is about control, and food is an easy distraction from other pain in their lives. For most it has biological underpinnings. Brain scans show structural differences in those with an eating disorder The cultural myth that people with eating disorders are driven by cultural images is convenient, but seldom true.

  • Jen

    As an eating disorder sufferer, it seems incredibly unlikely to me that true eating disorder sufferers would allow their bodies to be photographed nude/scantily clad at all, let alone in a somewhat unflattering (albeit artistic) way.