Blogging from A to Z Challenge: D is for…Rineke Dijkstra (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Rineke Dijkstra is a Dutch photographer, and much more contemporary than the other photographers I’ve introduced so far in this challenge.  Born in 1959, and living in Amsterdam, she is another portrait photographer – something I am definitely not – “[k]nown for her single portraits, usually working in series, she often focuses on particular groups and communities of people, such as mothers, adolescent and teenage boys and girls, soldiers, etc., with an emphasis on capturing the vulnerable side of her subjects.” (

You can view a whole raft of Dijkstra’s photographs using Google search .  Personally, I find them stark (maybe it’s the full-body nature of many of them) and sometimes a bit disturbing, but her use of colour and light is striking, and I encourage you to find out more at the links below.


Rineke Dijkstra at Wikipedia

Rineke Dijkstra at ArtNet

Rineke Dijkstra at the Marian Goodman Gallery

Rineke Dijkstra at the Guggenheim

The Vulnerables: Interview with Rineke Dijkstra

Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter D.  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Posted on April 4, 2020, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I didn’t know this artist photographer. I don’t really like her job, but she knows how to play with light.
    D is for Denim

  2. Really enjoying your theme so have added you to my Blogs I Like, followed and put a review over at my blog –

  3. Nilanjana Bose

    I don’t know the artist and her work felt distant . Thanks for the links. All the best for the A-Z.

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