Elaine D’Farley and Philip Gefter

Beauty: The Real vs. The Ideal

AIRED ON: Oct 27, 2011

Elaine D’Farley and Philip Gefter discuss the editorial decision-making process behind contemporary images of beauty and the dichotomy between what is real vs. inspirational or fake.


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Philip Gefter

Philip Gefter writes about photography for The Daily Beast. He previously wrote about the subject for The New York Times. His book of essays, Photography After Frank, was published by Aperture. Gefter produced the feature-length documentary Bill Cunningham New York and is at work on a biography of Sam Wagstaff. He is currently a Guest…

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Beauty CULTure explores photography’s role in capturing and defining notions of modern female beauty and how these images profoundly influence our lives.


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