New York’s Guggenheim Museum is hosting a mid-career retrospective of Rineke Dijkstra’s photography, fascinating in its take on the conventional portrait. The Dutch artist somehow manages to draw out the raw emotion — and subtlety — of her subjects, which range from teens at the beach to Portuguese bullfighters fresh from the ring. Her own self-portrait, taken poolside, reveals her own fatigue after swimming a rough 30 laps. Rineke’s exhibit, which runs till Oct. 8, is pure, unfiltered emotion.
Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, May 8, 1994
Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris
© Rineke Dijkstra