Photographer Uses Disney Princesses To Draw Attention To Real-Life Issues

All Disney princesses were destined to live happily ever after, but what if they had to face the real problems of this life?

Shannon Dermody is a 20-year-old photographer in New York who brings Disney characters like Belle, Ariel and Tiana in the modern, fast-paced life like violence and pollution.

“Each photo shows a different problem that is going on in the world,” Dermody says.“I want people not to look away from these problems. They do exist.”

However, there is another reason the merging of the real life with the fantasy life.“I tied in fantasy with real issues to show that these can happen to anyone,” she said.

Shannon took these shots for a photography class project, posted these photos on Facebook in April and since, these pictures have been viral, smashing 100,000+ likes and shares.

“People need to realise this is happening in the world,” Dermody said.  “Even if it doesn’t affect you.”

Here is an illustration of Dermody’s work below.

Physical Abuse

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Filthiness and Pollution

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 Brutality done by police officers.

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Drug Consumption

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Sexual Abuse

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