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Rineke Dijkstra

Self-Portrait, Marnixbad, Amsterdam, 1991

Rineke Dijkstra (born 1959) is a Dutch photographer.
Dijkstra concentrates on single portraits, and usually works in series, looking at groups such as adolescents, clubbers, and soldiers. Her subjects are often shown standing, facing the camera, against a minimal background. This compositional style is perhaps most notable in her well-known beach portraits, which generally feature one or more adolescents against a seascape. This style is again seen in her work on pregnant women.

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