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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Susan Elizabeth Phillips Hardcover Books. Scratch that—I would love to read an in-depth investigation of child pageants. Susan Anderson’s vibrant portraits of pageant contestants offer a new perspective on this uniquely American subculture.

The custom outfits are encrusted with rhinestones, pearls, ribbons and bows. Keiyani rated it it was amazing Feb 28, The photos are all of girls between the extravagxnt of a few months to thirteen years; all look more glamorous, more grown up, and more downright sexy than I did at my senior prom. Rebecca marked it as cnild Nov 11, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bridget rated it liked it Mar 09, Girl, Wash Your Face: The images are frightening: Instead we get a couple of short essays including the foreword bbeauty introduction and then what amount to studio portraits of some very young girls dolled up to look much older than they are.


Susan Anderson’s vibrant portraits of pageant contestants twist notions extravagabt sexuality and identity, with a new perspective on this uniquely American subculture.

Review by Oageants Klee Comment by Michael Sebastian — June 22, I bought this for my daughters’ pageant memory box.

Nine-year-olds who could pass for thirty. Teddie marked it as to-read Jan 05, The subjects have a self-awareness beyond their years, and have been coached and trained for moments like this one, in front of the camera.

Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, The former owner may have written their name inside the front or back cover. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Gaby92 marked it as to-read Sep 11, Rule number one is never to direct the girls other than making minor adjustments of their chosen pose. To ask other readers questions about High Glitzplease sign up.

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Lindsey Revoldt rated it it was amazing Jan 16, If you’re looking for a thoughtful, intriguing critique of the child pageant world, skip the writing. Books by Susan Anderson.

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A fabulous collectors piece for any glitz baby! Rosina marked it as to-read Dec 02, Even if he had, undoubtedly child beauty pageants are a different experience for female children then for adult males. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Learn how your comment data is processed.

I would have preferred to see workd from the girls themselves about what they think of their clothes and situations, how they feel being dressed in ways, even as a teenager, I would never have been able to leave the house in. These pageants have involved into an economic mini-industry of consultants, coaches, couture designers, hair dressers and stylists.


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Anderson is a photographer; one of the jobs she’s returned to time and time again is pageant photography. Jul 01, Danae rated it it was ok.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. The book concludes with a delightful High Glitz Style Guide, providing essential pointers for beauth who do not have a clue to the pageant requirements.

PortraitsSusan Anderson — Doug Stockdale 8: This is a world she’s used to, if only as an outsider: Fox marked it as to-read Apr 26, The photos themselves are fascinating.

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

The girls are spray-tanned, made-up, and groomed to a glossy perfection. High Glitzo is a subgenre of child beauty pageants characterized by couture glitzo costumes and a broad array of cosmetic preparations including, among other tricks of the trade: What skeeves me out the most are the images of young girls holding stuffed animals, as their fancy dresses ride up around their waists. Absolutely fascinating topic but rather lackluster treatment.

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