Fallen Princesses

by Dina Goldstein

"Modern day princesses in a not so fairy-tale land"

A Few Words About Fallen Princesses

Seeing the reality of the lives of contemporary women and their struggles.


“Fallen Princesses” by photographer Dina Goldstein is a captivating and thought-provoking collection that offers a contemporary twist to timeless fairy tale characters. Goldstein skillfully brings these princesses into the real world, confronting the often harsh realities of modern life. The juxtaposition of the magical and the mundane, where beloved princesses grapple with issues like illness, environmental degradation, divorce, and societal pressures, challenges the idealized notions perpetuated by traditional tales. Through her photography, Goldstein raises important questions about societal expectations, gender roles, and the resilience of women in the face of adversity, inviting viewers to reconsider preconceived notions and appreciate the strength it takes to navigate the complexities of today’s society.

Each photograph within “Fallen Princesses” serves as a poignant narrative, illuminating the multidimensional struggles that women face beyond the enchanting stories. By deconstructing these fairy tales and placing the princesses in contemporary settings, Goldstein offers a raw and honest portrayal of the challenges women endure, fostering a deeper understanding of the complex roles they play in society. The collection prompts us to reflect on the enduring impact of these iconic characters and the importance of acknowledging and addressing the real-world issues that affect women from all walks of life.

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2008-2010 – Pigment on archival paper, limited to 40 copies (all sizes included)