16 February 2017
Thursday 16 February 2017 – 7:00pm
Dutch photographer and video artist Rineke Dijkstra’s frank and compelling portraits capture her subjects in moments that are both self-conscious and unwittingly revealing, illustrating the complexity of human beings.
She mostly works in series of portraits, drawing not only on the history of documentary portrait photography represented by August Sander and others, but also on the history of portrait painting and each model’s desire to present his or her own imagined image.
This event was part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s talk series Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography, which provides a platform for leading contemporary photographers from around the world to discuss and present their practice.