Zed Nelson, a British photo journalist, traveled the world and took pictures of people who morph and mutilate their bodies to become physically beautiful.

“Bodies Altered in Pursuit of Beauty” by Nadia Sussman covers the book in The New York Times. Sussman quotes Nelson, “‘Globalization hasn’t just given us Starbucks in Beijing and shopping malls in Africa…It is also creating an eerily homogenized look.’”