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Rineke Dijkstra: Beach Portraits Hardcover – February 2, 2003


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  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: LaSalle Bank, N.A.; First Edition edition (February 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097024522X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970245229
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 10.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #603,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rineke Dijkstra was born in 1959 in Sittard, the Netherlands, and lives and works in Amsterdam. She has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Venice Biennial; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Photographers Gallery, London.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank Jansen on May 15, 2009
Rineke Dijkstra has a gift for capturing the underlying humanity in her portrait subjects with a simplicity and innocence that is rare even among top photographers. Beach Portraits shows a sample of this skill in a series of photographs that, at first glance, are composed in a very straightforward manner; the nuance of her composition lies in the elevation of the camera to capture the portrait: mostly at belly button height. This lends a sense of power to the subject without making the subject overpowering; the subtlety of the effect brings balance to the overall image between innocence and being somewhat self-possessed.

The narrative in this book provides an in-depth explanation of Rineke Dijkstra's approach, as well as the method of displaying the final prints in exhibition. One may not have seen the images first hand, but through this book the emotion of the images is conveyed effectively.

Highly recommended for the serious student of photography.
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