01.31.13 Beauty

Image is Powerful: A Moving Ted Talk from Cameron Russell

Image is Powerful: A Moving Ted Talk from Cameron Russell

BY Amanda de Cadenet

I wanted to share this video that is pure inspiration to me. Please take a few minutes to watch this TED Talk by Cameron Russell about  how our perception changes based on the imagery and visuals  we are presented with . She is honest without apology and brave for investigating a subject she has built her career on; beauty.

You can follow Cameron on Twitter @CameronCRUssell.

Amanda is a wife, mother, friend, photographer and the creator and host of The Conversation. @AmandadeCadenet

Comments

  • Lois Munoz Merka

    I love the term genetic lottery. My Grandmother told me, “If you got it flaunt it. If not, flaunt it anyway.”

  • tam

    beautiful talk… would be so interesting to see her in 10-20 years. i imagine her with a rich life, and i mean internally rich 🙂

  • Jen

    Thanks for sharing this! Beautiful truths on so many levels.

  • Olithée

    I have to admit that the examples of her pro photoshoots VS her personnal shoots sometimes on the extact same day are pretty glaring !
    The images that we see are offering dreams but under no circumstances she is right we have to fight to look the same because she is right to recall it, easy to forget, the battle cannot be won. We have to put our energy in other directions.

    Very open minding as usual, lovin to converse with the conversation community !

  • Don Grigg

    Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder,
    Beauty is often mistaken as an image,
    What is most important is the Beauty inside of each of us, not just the image.

  • fifi11c

    Incredibly powerful talk, Cameron is brave candid and eloquent in her definitions. I am going to show this to be beautiful smart 5ft tall daughter who has a tendency of feeling inadequate because she isn’t tall, she loves fashion and has a wonderfully unique style that I want her to see and appreciate, and stop comparing herself to models. Thank you Amanda x

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