Photographer Documents the Global Beauty Craze
Over a five-year period, photographer Zed Nelson visited seventeen countries as he documented the global craze for beauty. In his book, Love Me, Nelson writes, "Beauty is a $160 billion-a-year global industry. Body improvement has become a new religion."
He cites the following examples:
- In Manhattan women have their toes surgically shortened and then secured with metal pins so they can fit into three-inch Jimmy Choo stiletto heels.