Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective opens today at the Guggenheim in New York City. The midcareer survey of the Dutch portraitist’s work was previously on display at SFMOMA. Known for her modern approach to portraiture, many of the subjects in Dijkstra’s large-scale color photos are young adults and teens. The extensive exhibition includes work from many of her series, including “Beach Portraits,” which features portraits of adolescents taken on the beach; “Almerisa,” her long-term project photographing a Bosnian refugee living in the Netherlands; and portraits of women with their newborn babies immediately after giving birth. Also included in the exhibition is her video work. To learn more about Dijkstra and see a slide show of her work, check out our recent profile of her.
“Olivier, The French Foreign Legion, Camp Raffalli, Calvi, Corsica, June 18, 2001.” Chromogenic print, 90 x 72 cm. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. © Rineke Dijkstra
“The Krazyhouse (Megan, Simon, Nicky, Philip, Dee), Liverpool, UK, 2009.” Four-channel HD video projection, with sound, 32 min., looped. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. © Rineke Dijkstra