Disturbing portraits from Los Angeles based photographer Susan Anderson:High Glitz: The Extravagant World of Child Beauty Pageants is a. High Glitz is a close-up and intimate look at America’s child beauty pageants, and in turn our society’s obsession with youth, beauty, fame, and. Susan Anderson’s photobook High Glitz, The Extravagant World of Child Beauty Pageants is a series of formal portraits of young girls who.

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Trivia About High Glitz: Their hair especially tends to be reminiscent of Barbie. Oh, it’s nonfiction all right.

High Glitz : The Extravagant World of Child Beauty Pageants by Susan Anderson (2009, Hardcover)

Rosina marked it as to-read Dec 02, I recommend this book to anyone that is interested in reading about child beauty pageants and the ‘truth’ behind all the glamour. Kat Connors marked it as to-read Nov 17, Fast Shipping Monday through Friday! Anderson is a photographer; one of the jobs she’s returned to time and time again is pageant photography. Corin marked it as to-read Dec 30, Lincoln Child Hardcover Books. On that level they are amusing and a bit sad or bbeauty.


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High Glitz: The Extravagant World of Child Beauty Pageants

Meg marked it as to-read Apr 05, There are five-year-olds dressed to look as though they pagants cleavage. Makes me feel physically ill – I can only take a few pages at a time – and yet I keep coming back to it. These pageants are unique to the United States. Fun photos, but not much depth here.

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Some of these girls still look precious, like elaborate child Madame Alexandra dolls, while some of them look eerie, like ageless collectible figurines symbolizing “true” beauty; all of the girls have a look of tbe longer being completely human. If you’re looking for a thoughtful, intriguing critique of the child pageant world, skip the writing. Becoming by Michelle ObamaPaperback 1.

Better than, say, after-school athletics? But what’s missing is what goes on behind the scenes. Notify me of new comments via email. Leanne added it Jul 23, Parents invest thousands of dollars on costumes and private coaches to give their children a competitive edge.

Anyway, High Glitz doesn’t go there. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Kristin marked it as to-read Jul 10, I’ve never seen Toddlers in Tiaras not likely to change, as Pageantx neither own nor desire a televisionbut I can understand the appeal of watching it for its excess and wtf-ery.


Erin rated it liked it Sep 30, This is a world she’s used pagesnts, if only as an outsider: This coffee table book, unfortunately, does not shed much light on the pageant world for the genuinely curious.

Rebecca marked it as to-read Nov 11, Kate marked it as to-read Nov 24, The girls are spray-tanned, made-up, and groomed to a glossy perfection. Teddie marked it as to-read Jan 05, Anderson captures the results of this time-consuming and often unnerving endeavour in exquisite detail.

Books by Susan Anderson. It was more documentary and information based which help me write out pieces of my essay. Elisabeth Hardy rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Ginny marked it as to-read Aug 03,