Paul Greenfield MFA, ARPS

Rineke Dijkstra (1959)

Rineke Dijkstra HonFRPS is a Dutch photographer. She lives and works in Amsterdam.[1] Dijkstra has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, the 1999 Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize (now Deutsche Börse Photography Prize), and the 2017 Hasselblad Award.

In works of classical simplicity and remarkable psychological depth, Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra presents a contemporary take on the genre of portraiture. Whether adolescents, soldiers, or new mothers, Dijkstra is fascinated by people in states of significant transition. Her sensitive pictures generate a monumental sense of presence, not only in how they record the details of an individual’s physical appearance but also in how they illuminate subtly shifting inner states. Bringing together 70 large-scale color photographs and five video installations, this is the artist’s first major retrospective in the United States.
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