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Rineke Dijkstra

Rineke Dijkstra
Hasselblad Foundation


216 Pages
260 x 360 mm
ISBN 9783960982067


Retrospective book to commemorate Rineke Dijkstra being awarded the Hasselblad Foundation Award in 2017.



About the Artist
Rineke Dijkstra is one of the most significant contemporary artists working in photographic portraiture. Her large-scale photographs focus on the thema-tics of identity, typically capturing her subjects at moments of transition or vulnerability. Working in series, Rineke Dijkstra’s images recall the visual acuity of seventeenth-century Dutch portraiture, offering intimate portrayals of her sitters whilst also suggesting the situated aspects of their being. Rineke Dijkstra’s investigations in portraiture also include video. Her fixed-camera video studies yield images that appear to be moving photographs, revolutionizing our understanding of the fluid boundary between the still and moving image.

About the Publisher
The Hasselblad Foundation was founded by Erna and Victor Hasselblad’s in 1979. The Foundation aims to promote research and academic teaching in the natural sciences and photography. This is achieved by awarding stipends in the natural sciences and photography, the Hasselblad Award, photographic research and photography exhibitions. Since 1999, there is also a research library, currently the only photography book library in Sweden.

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