Artwork Title: Dubrovnik, Croatia, July 13 - Artist Name: Rineke Dijkstra

Dubrovnik, Croatia, July 13

Rineke Dijkstra, 1996

Dijkstra usually realizes series of portraits of a single person. Her famous series “Beaches” was realized from 1992 to 1996; its images represent adoloscents in their bathing suits standing on the beach and show the insecurity and the awkwardness these young people feel about their changing bodies. [] Dijkstra creates photographic series of people in related settings (or the same person over time) to highlight physical and emotional similarities, as well as marked differences. Unlike many post-modern photographers who adopt a directorial approach to photography, she attempts to make her subjects less conscious of the camera. Each shot made with her large-format camera takes a long time to set up, which discourages her subjects from holding a pose or particular facial expression. []

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