Zed Nelson
Love Me

Love Me reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty.
Over a period of five years Zed Nelson visited 18 countries across five continents. The project explores how a new form of globalization is taking place, where an increasingly narrow Western beauty ideal is being exported around the world like a crude universal brand.

In 1920 American women were finally recognised as legitimate citizens when they were given the right to vote. In that same year the first Miss America pageant took place.

Katie, age 9.

Winner. Universal Royalty

Texas State Pageant.

Texas, USA.