I really should have a more articulate subject line than that, but it’s my gut reaction when looking at the pictures from Ivonne Thein’s exhibit currently at the Goethe-Institut in Penn quarter. I somehow missed the Washington Post’s article yesterday on the “Thirty-two Kilos” but noticed Salon’s piece. Both articles repeat disturbing quotes from some of the pro-anorexia crowd about how lovely they find the (digitally altered) models.
I leave it as an exercise to you to determine if my ‘yuck’ is about the pictures, pro-ana folks, or both.
Several more of the shots can be seen linked from the Salon piece or on Thein’s website under ‘artwork.’