Most schools (or the photography services they hire) retouch their students’ photos to hide blemishes — it’s a longstanding practice that most teenagers welcome for obvious reasons. But transforming the entire shape of a student’s face to make her look “thinner”? That’s way out of bounds.
And yet, that’s what one student at an all-girls school experienced this year. Now she’s calling her school out:
I go to an all girls high school and today every senior got a new student ID. We had gotten one in the beginning of the school year and we were all unsure as to why we were given a second. After closer inspection we realized that our photos had be retouched far past smoothing out blemishes. Here is a list of changes made in my photo:
eyebrow smoothing and reshaping