Another Oscars, another red carpet parade. As is the norm at these events, elaborately coiffed and extravagantly dressed Hollywood women will undergo a round of incessant inquiries about who they’re wearing, what’s in their clutch, and whether they’ll show off their nails on the mani cam runway.
That’s the kind of thing that inspired Hannah Altman, a 19-year-old photography student at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, to create a photo series she describes as an “unflinching analysis of the standard for female beauty.”
The series, titled And Everything Nice, features women and glitter where bodily fluids—tears, vomit, and blood—should be. She shot the images in a college dorm, many of them in the bathroom.
Altman published the photos on her Tumblr this week, and they quickly gained traction, with more than 250,000 notes.
“I’m happy that the message is reaching a large audience,” she said. “The relatability of the images is interesting, because everyone who views this series responds and relates to each image in a different and personal way. Each of the photos represents an issue that is both personal to each viewer but universal to all women.”
Click through for the images and to learn more about the series.