This photograph comes from Ivonne Thein’s series
entitled “Thirty-Two Kilos,” which deals with the
pathological striving of young men and women in
the US to be extremely thin. The background to
this work is a phenomenon that emerged in the
US already in the 1990s with the Internet
movement “Pro Ana,” which elevates anorexia
nervosa to the status of a new, positive lifestyle
for young women. The Internet has become
the virtual home to diverse communities that do
not define themselves as self-help groups for
those suffering from eating disorders.
Quite the opposite, they support the desire
to lose weight, circulating encouraging slogans
to help girls achieve the perfect bodies
of their dreams...(more)


  1. Anonymous // January 25, 2009 at 5:59 AM  

    Scary & effective.

  2. screecher // February 8, 2009 at 7:33 PM  

    What's scary is that this isn't far off. Models need to set better examples. There are a few like Iman who discusses the importance of not acting like a diva at but unfortunately women like her are rare.

  3. Anonymous // June 2, 2009 at 1:02 AM  

    god. it's beautiful

  4. Anonymous // July 22, 2010 at 10:53 PM  

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