Rineke Dijkstra - Location - 1997

Description
Rineke Dijkstra - Location - 1997
Photography - Quantity: 1 - Book

Published on the occasion of a 1997 exhibition at The Photographer's Gallery, London. Includes images from the portrait series: Portugal; Ghana; Wall Street; Bathers; New Mothers; and Video stills. Rineke Dijkstra might be the most important photographer of portraits alive today. She channels August Sander through her own poet-soul photographing youth with brutal, unyielding generosity. Her people emerge from beaches, hospital rooms, indefinable space, to haunt us with their imperfect beauty and their fierce necessity of existence. These photographs heroicize individuals in a brazen way. Dijkstra isn't content with confirming that banality is truth. She gives us the truth of fiction, the theatrics of the psychological complexity. She lets us way, way inside. The smudged blood on the collar of a bullfighter is in dialogue with the thin stream of blood running down a new mother's leg as she clutches her hours old infant with an uncertainty that is astonishing.

Very good copy with minor traces of wear.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Photography
Author/ Illustrator
Rineke Dijkstra
Book Title
Location
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1997
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Photographer's Gallery (London)
Binding/ Material
Softback
Number of pages
40
Dimensions
30×21 cm
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