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Rineke Dijkstra

In Photography on January 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Rineke Dijkstra

Rineke Dijkstra (born 1959) is a Dutch photographer. Dijkstra concentrates on single portraits, and usually works in series, looking at groups such as adolescents, clubbers, and soldiers. Her subjects are often shown standing, facing the camera, against a minimal background. 

‘Dijkare’s people co-exist awkwardly with such harmony in nature as if unaware of the exact rules, just as they are to quite certain of the etiquette of self-presentation on such exposed sites. The point of such portraits is to show character in formation and human vulnerability.’ (from The Photo Book – Phaidon)

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