Cameron Russell and Theological Aesthetics

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM4Xe6Dlp0Y] Cameron Russell's candid talk about her experiences in the model industry was widely praised and discussed...but it is also of great theological significance. If Imago Dei is not just a belief we assent to, but an aesthetic that we visualize in more faithful or more deformed ways, then an account, or a self-interrogation, of what or who we have come to deem beautiful needs to be given. Russell's admission, "I am the recipient of a legacy," confirms the words of theologian M. Shawn Copeland when she writes: "[the] visual...is never innocent, never ahistorical, and never divorced from power."