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What Dina Goldstein Has to Do with Snow Whites Failed Marriage
Better stop believing in happily ever after...
Fempire 16 Aug 2018

Visual Artist, Vancouver

Snow White’s unhappy marriage, a drunken Cinderella or a Rapunzel with cancer diagnosis: The cynical works of Dina Goldstein highlight the challenges that modern women are facing.

Goldstein’s career in photography started with photojournalism and documentary work, followed by commissioned works for magazines and advertising agencies and her first public exhibition was Images of Gaza in 2001.
Her Fallen Princess series is one of her iconic series, inspired by raising her daughter and battling her mothers disease.

‘The two events collided and made me wonder what a princess would look like if she had to battle a disease, struggle financially or deal with aging,’ Goldstein stated in a former interview.

Leaning into the visual language of pop surrealism, Goldstein stages narrative compositions that expose the reality of modern life, challenging the notions of beauty, gender, sex and religion.

The photographer wishes, her thought-provoking images will stir the emotions of viewers and also engage to reflect real life struggles – like a mirror for adults, being supported in life, witnessing that princesses struggle, too.

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In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
Women and people of color are getting more attention, or attention for not getting attention historically! hey we’re not at par just yet but its important to keep enlightening institutions and collectors!

Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
My friends tease me about this! Currently 47,212

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Perfect working outfit…
All Black!

Your everyday online art read is…
AI- AP Pro Photo Daily, Elephant, British Journal of Photography, Art Newspaper

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Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
A two headed stuffed animal baby chick that I still have and my kids find creepy!

This song brings you in a good mood straight away…
Anything from Michael Jackson’s The Wall

Favourite art x brand collaboration…
Gary Baseman/ Coach

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Your first post on Instagram…
taking me a while to get down there ☺
A portrait of myself at one of my exhibitions, filter added, which I would never use now!

Your art world muses…
Anything that plays with the image of Donald Trump

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Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
Sam Stourdzé , Arles

Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Marcus Jansen / Florida ex military turned artist
Pia Guerra / Political sketch artist
Jay Senetchko / figurative, tableau painter

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Instagram: @dinagoldstein

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