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Five teenage girls – Lili, 17, Nicole, 18, Lau­ren, 18, Luna, 18, and Sam, 17 – put on their makeup, un­aware that they are stand­ing in front of a two-way mir­ror. The pic­ture was taken by the Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­pher and film­maker, Lau­ren Green­field, for her 2011 doc­u­men­tary Beauty CUL­Ture, a short but tren­chant study of our ob­ses­sion with beauty and the way in which pho­tos in­flu­ence our per­cep­tion of body im­age.

Green­field’s pic­ture is one of nearly 500 to ap­pear in a vast, wide-rang­ing new book ti­tled Civ­i­liza­tion. Co­in­cid­ing with an ex­hi­bi­tion at Flow­ers Gallery in east Lon­don, it fea­tures im­ages by around 140 pho­tog­ra­phers ad­dress­ing is­sues such as megac­i­ties, oil, tech­nol­ogy, waste and wealth.

De­tails: thame­sand­hud­son.com

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