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Anna Taylor
False Identity
Anna Taylor
False Identity

Lockdown provided more time and greater exposure to social media. During this time, Anna Taylor became acutely aware of how many people were openly displaying their bodies and augmented them, in particular young women.

She explored and researched why young women are scared of unique and growing old, desiring to implant chemicals and silicone into their bodies to conform to what media and influencer’s dictate is beautiful. Cosmetic surgery procedures historically were employed to repair genuine disfigurement.  Over time these procedures have been modernised, developed, and manipulated to augment change and are even available on the high street, readily providing the opportunity to conform and repair society‘s perceived ‘imperfections’.

False Identity
False Identity