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The Body Collage Project

Students from Santa Monica College got a close-up look at how media images of beauty are a far cry from reality. Check out the slideshow.

They compiled a massive collection of beauty and fashion ads and then posed in front of them to show the world what real beauty looks like. Here are behind-the-scenes images and official photos from the Body Collage Project!

Photo credits:

Behind-the-scenes, Rachael Haskell

Official Body Collage Project photos: Sarit Photography


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