Rineke Dijkstra



Rineke Dijkstra (b. 1959) is a Dutch photographer renowned for her distinctive portraiture. She is credited with reinvigorating the genre. 

Dijkstra often focuses on specific, often overlooked social groups, including mothers, soldiers, bullfighters, and beachgoers, among others. Through focused series, she creates individual portraits of her subjects, presenting a narrative that reflects the broader context of their respective groups.

Dijkstra has a particular interest in depicting young people, often exploring the zone between childhood and adolescence. Her raw and vulnerable depictions highlight the individuality of her subjects, transcending societal expectations of youthfulness.

"Vendas Novas" captures a young man positioned at the center of the frame, his head tilted upward, locking a direct gaze with the camera. The young man's burgundy jacquard suit jacket is expertly complemented by a backdrop of lush greenery.

As with the best of her work, "Vendas Novas" captures the subject in a tender period of transition. His youthful presence, juxtaposed with his formal attire, accentuates this exceptionally ephemeral phase of life.

In 2020, Dijkstra was honored with the Johannes Vermeer Prize. Her work is celebrated in public collections across the globe including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Tate Gallery (London), and the Art Institute of Chicago.


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"Vendas Novas Portugal"

2000 (printed 2008)


Signed, titled, dated, and numbered by artist, verso

From an edition of 40

25"H 20"W (image)

30"H 24"W (sheet) 

38"H 31.75"W (framed)

Very good condition.

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