Hilton Head Island, S.C., USA, 1992
Coney Island, N.Y., USA, June 20, 1993
Dubrovnik, Croatia, July 13, 1996
Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26, 1992
Almerisa, Asylum Center, Neth., 1994
Omri, Golan Heights, Israel, 2000
Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, 1994
Self Portrait, Amsterdam, June 19, 1991
The Art of Self-Presentation
The work of Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra, known for her portraits of adolescents and young adults, appears in a mid-career retrospective at the Guggenheim museum in New York. The show’s curator, Jennifer Blessing, writes:
In 1992, she started making portraits of adolescents posed on beaches from Hilton Head, South Carolina, to Poland and Ukraine. Shot from a low perspective, the subjects of the Beach Portraits (1992–2002), poised on the brink of adulthood, take on a monumental presence. In contemporaneous works, including portraits of new mothers after giving birth, and photographs of bullfighters immediately after leaving the ring, Dijkstra sought subjects whose physical exhaustion diminished the likelihood of an artificed pose.
The show is on view through Oct. 8 at The Guggenheim Museum.
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