Framings -- How can this be? ethnographic contexts and history -- Fantasy for sale -- Inner and outer worlds in changing Taipei -- Family wedding rites and banquets -- Making up the bride -- Romance in the photo studio -- Contextualizing bridal photos in Taiwan's visual culture -- The context of looking -- Conclusion : re-framings.
With a wedding impending, the Taiwanese bride-to-be turns to bridal photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists to transform her image beyond recognition. They give her fairer skin, eyes like a Western baby doll, and gowns inspired by sources from Victorian England to MTV.
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