Dina Goldstein's photo series Fallen Princesses casts a critical eye on the limiting "happily ever after" myth commonly fed to children.
A conceptual artist with a background in documentary photography, Goldstein focuses her lens on Disney's most celebrated female characters, placing them in real-life situations.
Her photos show characters such as Cinderella, Pocahontas, and Belle all grown up and immersed in the inescapable realities of adulthood—realities that include issues like war, disease, and depression.
The series, which has been made into a book, is a definite departure from the typical ending to a fairy tale, where a princess snags her dream man and lives out her days in a castle, chirping with happiness.
As the artist told Cargoh, "I began to imagine what could happen to the princesses later in life and after the happily ever after. Naturally they would have to deal with challenges that all modern women face."