2014.7.01【英译中】What Beauty Looks Like, From Argentina to Vietnam

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/these-photoshops-of-the-same-women-suggest-beauty-standards-around-the-world/373528/


What Beauty Looks Like, From Argentina to Vietnam
Esther Honig sent an untouched image to Photoshop designers around the world. She had one request: "Make me look beautiful."

Megan Garber Jun 28 2014, 7:05 AM ET

各国眼中的理想美女
——从阿根廷到越南
依瑟·霍尼格将一张未作任何修改的相片发给全世界的PS设计师。她只有一个要求:“让我显得漂亮些。”


    It started with a self-portrait. Esther Honig sent a photograph of herself, lit simply and shot from the shoulders up, to a designer in Sri Lanka. She sent a simple request along with the photo: "Make me look beautiful."
一切始于一副自画像。依瑟·霍尼格派出了自己的照片——一张以简单的自然光拍摄的肩部以上的部分。她将这张照片寄给斯里兰卡的一名设计师,连同照片附着一个简单的请求:“让我看起来漂亮点。”

Honig is a journalist and social media manager based in Kansas City, Missouri; in her work, she'd come across the international freelancing site Fiverr, and noticed how many people on the service were advertising their skills in Photoshop. She got an idea: What would happen if she asked designers from different countries to manipulate her photo—with nothing but a request to "make her look beautiful"?
霍尼格是一名 记者兼社会媒体经理,公司总部位于密苏里州堪萨斯城。在工作中,她偶然发现国际自由职业者网站Fiverr,她注意到这里有很多人都宣传自己的PS技术。 于是她产生了一个想法:如果她要求来自不同的国家的设计师来修改她的照片,那么结果会如何呢?——没有任何附加条件唯一要求就是“让她看上去漂亮”。


Honig did just that, asking a group of some 40 designers to Photoshop her into their own idea of beauty. (As a response to anyone confused by her request, Honig would ask the designer to make her look "like a woman in one of their country's fashion magazines.") The results of this exchange are collected in Honig's project Before & After—which offers a revealing, if not at all scientific, insight into various countries' and cultures' assumptions of beauty. There's a lot of lightened skin. And lightened eyes. And heightened hair. Some images give Honig some clothes. One gives her a tattoo.
于是霍尼格就 这么做了,她联系一组大约40名设计师用各自的美貌理念来PS她的照片。(每当有人对她的要求觉得困惑时,霍尼格会告诉设计师让她看起来“就像他们国家时 尚杂志上的美女那样”)。修改后的图片收集在霍尼格的项目中(前后对比图)——这是对各国及各种文化中的对美的定义一种发人深省、或许并不全然科学 的观察。很多图片提亮了肤色,使眼睛更明亮,头发也得到强化。有些图片给霍尼格穿上了衣服。有一个还给她做了一个纹身。


I asked Honig whether any of the global Photoshops particularly surprised or impressed her. She replied:
我问霍尼格在全球的PS照片中有没有让她特别惊讶或者能打动她的。她回答说:


    Morocco was the most surprising image, the way the concept of "make me beautiful" was interpreted in this instance left me breathless. In turn the image I received from the U.S. (blond hair) made me shriek, it's been manipulated so radically that it was like looking in the mirror to see a warped image of my own face.
“摩洛哥那张是最令人惊讶的形象,“把我变美丽”结果被诠释成这样真让人无语凝噎。还有就是美国的那张照片(金发),让我惊声尖叫有没有,修改的太彻底了简直就像从镜子里看到自己扭曲掉的脸。”

Here's the original, untouched image of Honig:

以下是未经修改的原图

And here are the results of the Photoshopping, country by country. 

下面是各国经过PS后的效果图

Argentina: 阿根廷

Australia: 澳大利亚

Bangladesh 孟加拉国

Bulgaria 保加利亚

Chile 智利

Germany:  德国

Greece: 希腊

India: 印度

Indonesia: 印尼

Italy: 意大利

Kenya: 肯尼亚

Morocco: 摩洛哥

Pakistan: 巴基斯坦

Philippines: 菲律宾

Romania: 罗马尼亚

Serbia: 塞尔维亚

Sri Lanka: 斯里兰卡

Ukraine: 乌克兰

United Kingdom: 英国

United States (1): 美国1

United States (2): 美国2

Venezuela: 委内瑞拉

Vietnam: 越南

 



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