Tiffany LangProfessor PresnellNovember 25, 2012
Weight in the Modeling Industry
“I feel like we should promote health as a part of beauty rather than setting rules.”
This is a statement from Diane von Furstenberg, the president of the designers’ council
explaining the importance of the effect models have on society, but the fact that there isnot much they can do. The modeling industry has a lot more that goes on than what mostpeople imagine. Most models have a tough career and a lot of what they go through on adaily basis affects their health, but it has gotten to the point of affecting the health of people all over the world. Since I am and plan to be involved in the business of photography, this topic interested me a lot. My focus is not going to be fashionphotography with models, but I do not know what could end up happening in the future,and if I ever did end up doing that kind of photography I would not be happy if I knew allof the negative things that go on in that industry. I wanted to see for myself what trulygoes on underneath the beauty and fashion.
Focus on Health
When I began the research for this project I had a totally different view oneverything. I thought that there were massive amounts of eating disorders and healthproblems that occur in the modeling industry. Throughout the research I did, yes, I didfind that there are a lot of issues with the health of models, but fortunately, there is notnearly as much as I had thought there was to begin with. Since models are hired based on