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Fallen Princesses

Dina Goldstein’s Fallen Princesses is narrative photography and social commentary with Disney Princesses and fairytale characters, set in modern times. Includes Snow White, Cinderella, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Belle and Princess Pea.

Fallen Princesses 2007-2009, 10 piece series that features fairy tale characters dealing with modern day scourges such as poverty, Cancer, addiction, obesity and disillusionment. The works challenge the “happily ever after” motif embraced by Western society and exploited by Walt Disney. By incorporating Disney-esque textures and colors, Fallen Princesses exposes the consumerism that has negated the true intentions of these ancient parables. Since the series debut in 2009 the Princesses have received much attention online and in the press. The series is exhibited internationally, and studied within gender courses, art and photography programs. The Fallen Princesses are also included in elementary school textbooks, as teaching tools and the subjects of discourse within the classroom.