Most fairy tales end with a princess finding true love or otherwise relishing a happy ending.
That begs the question, what happens next?
Photographer Dina Goldstein’s dark new collection offers a stark, unflattering answer. The series shows iconic story characters like Snow White, Rapunzel and Pocahontas living lives that hardly look like a fairy tale.
Snow White is enduring an unhappy marriage with a beer-swilling Prince Charming and Rapunzel’s chemo treatments have cost her her signature locks.
My Fallen Princesses series was born out of deep personal pain, when I raged against the “happily ever after” motif we are spoon fed since childhood,’ explains the Tel Aviv, Israel-born photographer….
‘I am a fierce realist so I wanted the Princesses to be in real life situations with problems of their own,’ Ms Goldstein explains.
The accompanying photograph shows Goldstein’s take on the Snow White saga