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Hilton Head Island, S.C., U.S.A., June 24, 1992

Rineke Dijkstra (in 1992)

Since 1992, Rineke Dijkstra has been making a series of photos in which she has adolescents pose for her camera without being given any initial instructions. It resulted in an impressive series of portraits of teenagers who feel awkward and expose themselves in a disarmingly vulnerable way. Rineke Dijkstra made these photographs on the beaches of Belgium, Croatia, America and Poland. She took adolescents out of their group and had them pose often alone - sometimes two or three together - in their swim suits in front of the camera. This photo from the series shows a girl on the beach of Hilton Head Island, a beach for rich Americans. The girl tries to pose like a photo model, but is at the same time visibly unsure of herself.


Title Hilton Head Island, S.C., U.S.A., June 24, 1992
Material and technique Colour photograph
Object type Photograph
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Height : 35,5 cm
Width : 28 cm
Makers Photographer: Rineke Dijkstra
Accession number 3420 (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with support of: Mondriaan Fonds 1998
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1998
Age maker About 33 years old
Material Resin-coated paper > Photographic paper > Paper > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Photograph > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Technique Chromogenic print > Photographic printing technique > Mechanical > Planographic printing > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique

All about the maker

Rineke Dijkstra

Sittard 1959

Rineke Dijkstra studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and subsequently worked as freelance photographer for magazines such as Elle and Quote. In t..