These images are from a project called In My Skin about young people under 25 in the UK who are challenging their body image.
I am looking at those who have had or are considering having cosmetic surgery in order to become more acceptable to themselves and achieve their ideal of being "beautiful."
Social consensus in Western society today is particularly focused on physical beauty and achieving and maintaining the "perfect" face and body.
Intertwined with this I am also documenting body dysmorphia as young people try to conform to this social expectation, resulting in eating disorders and body transformation.
Lastly, I am documenting transgenderism and the struggle young people have to live within a body they were born into but have no affiliation with.
— Michelle Sank
delivers a photojournalistic report from Egypt, before and after the recent elections.
The epic scale and scope of these pictures is matched by the magnitude of their subject material—modern megacities, mass exoduses, global consumerism and so much more.
By highlighting a side of women that is commonly associated with masculinity—what many would even call a dark side—these portraits broaden our perception of the limits of womanhood.
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