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Woman has face Photoshopped across world to gauge beauty ideals

A project by a U.S.-based journalist has suggested that concepts of beauty differ from country to country

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They say beauty is the eye of the beholder and a recent project by a U.S.-based journalist has suggested that concepts of beauty differ from country to country.

Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent a photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop pros around the world.

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“Make me beautiful,” she requested.

The project, titled Before & After, was thought up by Honig when she worked as a social media manager for a small startup business. Her manager at the time introduced her to an international freelancing website which included Photoshop aficionados.

“It immediately occurred to me that in this pool of workers, each individual likely had an aesthetic preference particular to their own culture,” Honig told BuzzFeed.

Working with Photoshop editors in more than 25 countries, Honig was surprised by just how drastically some of the images had been altered, according to BuzzFeed.

“Seeing some jobs for the first time made me shriek… Other times images, like the one from Morocco, took my breath away because they were far more insightful than I could have expected,” Honig said.

Honig is continuing her project on her website.