This work primarily seeks to challenge the preconceptions of Reborn Dolls, their owners and creators. The world of Reborns is one of extreme attention to life-like detail and an evident sense of care and affection; everything that comes with having, and caring for, a real baby has been emulated with the dolls. Purchasers buy Reborns for a wide variety of reasons, from simply wanting to form a collection as someone would stamps or antiques, to a method of therapy after the loss of a child. Although the intriguing world of Reborns appeals quite narrowly to a very specific demographic, it is also representative of modern society as a whole and its obsession with the substitution of reality with idealized imitations of life.
Holly Anderson Maria Isabella Breen Susie Donnelly Samantha Dukelow Christina Edlinger Paddy Kelly Alberto Maserin Lauren Mason Laura McDowell Jim McKeever