| Saturday May 28th 2016

Pics from a beauty pageant… in a Russian women’s prison

Russian prison girls

In what appears to be a beauty pageant held at a prison in Russia, scores of women gather around a makeshift runway in the courtyard as their fellow inmates strut their stuff. I don’t read Russian, but the photographs alone tell a great story…

Russian prison girls

There’s a very good short documentary called “La Corona” that covers the same sort of beauty pageant in Bogota, Colombia. It was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. I think it’s only available in the US through HBO.


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