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Friday, March 18, 2011

Body obsession

Isabelle Caro, a French model and actress, became the international face of anorexia when she allowed her ravaged body to be photographed nude for an Italian advertising campaign to raise awareness about the disease, died on Nov. 17. She was 28. The ads were eventually banned by an Italian advertising watchdog agency, which determined that they exploited the illness. I think this was extremely brave of her to do. It shows the diseased side of it, that its really not something glamorous or pretty. But that it really affects women and men, where it breaks down the body, bit by bit. I think this campaign really shows what body obsession can do to a person. What do you think?

Here is a video of the film shoot. Warning: This is very graphic and will shock you.

ANOREXIA from beatriz galindo on Vimeo.

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