Portraits. Photographs by Rineke Dijkstra. Essays by URs Stahel and Hripsime Visser. Schirmer/Mosel, Munich, 2005. 160 pp. Large quarto. SIGNED AND NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies (plus 15 A.P.) Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Silk covered slipcase. 69 color reproductions. Accompanied by a C-print (see right), "Chloty, Poland 7/29/95" (9 1/2 x 7 in.; signed, numbered and dated on verso). Print enclosed in silk-covered folder.
Currently the subject of a major retrospective at New York's Guggenheim Museum!
From Roberta Smith's New York Times review:
"Rineke Dijkstra has enormous faith in the power of two things: youth and the camera. In her best work this 53-year-old Dutch artist uses photography and sometimes video to coax out the emotional subtleties and raw energy that are special to children, adolescents and young adults, with grave, revelatory and sometimes ecstatic results.
At other times her portraits are more opaque, which can yield another kind of magnetism: We see pictures of resistance to photography in which Ms. Dijkstra’s subjects hold on to their secrets, showing us a more armored youthful vulnerability. READ MORE