Rineke Dijkstra, "Almerisa, Asylum Seekers’ Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, March 14, 1994"
Rineke Dijkstra

Rineke Dijkstra’s work offers a contemporary take on the genre of portraiture. Often photographing in an objective documentary style, Dijkstra captures her subjects in states of transition: boys becoming soldiers, new mothers, or girls growing up. As the artist stated, “I’m...

Louise Lawler, Grieving Mothers (Attachment), 2005
Louise Lawler

Louise Lawler explores the changing context in which works of art are viewed and circulated. Since the late 1970s she has worked primarily in photography and has become best known for shooting art objects in collectors’ homes, museums, auction houses, commercial galleries, and corporate...

Mona Hatoum, Performance Still, 1985/95
Mona Hatoum

Working in sculpture, photography, performance, and video, Mona Hatoum—like her peers Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Doris Salcedo, and Rachel Whiteread—defamiliarizes ordinary domestic objects and transforms them into minimalist, conceptual, and performative art objects....

Rineke Dijkstra's "Eygenya, Induction Center Tel Hashomer, Israel, March 6, 2003; Eygenya, North Court Base Pikud, Tzafon, Israel, December 9, 2003"
Rineke Dijkstra

Rineke Dijkstra’s apparently straightforward portraits divulge her perceptions of her sitters through the smallest details and subtlest facial expressions. She is concerned with balancing her subjects’ deliberate self-presentation with their unwitting self-revelation.

In 1998...

Andy Warhol, Red Book Prefix F158, 1972
Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, a leading figure in the 1960s pop art movement, began his career as a successful magazine and ad illustrator and later pioneered a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations, and writing. His work uniquely challenged preconceived notions...

Sara VanDerBeek, Medusa, 2007
Sara VanDerBeek

Sara VanDerBeek investigates the representation of three-dimensional sculpture through the two-dimensional lens of photography. She painstakingly builds sculptures in order to photograph them, disassembling the objects as soon as the documentation is complete. The sculptures thus quickly come to...

Lorna Simpson "May June July August '57 / '09," 2009
Lorna Simpson

Since the mid-1980s, Lorna Simpson has examined the interplay between fact and fiction, identity and history, in works that combine text and image. Using both found images and studio photography, Simpson undermines assumptions about history and identity, subjecting them to insightful...

Erin Shirreff, A.P. (no. 9), 2014
Erin Shirreff

Brooklyn-based artist Erin Shirreff examines how memory and photography may affect our perceptions and experiences of viewing art. Using a vocabulary of modernist forms, Shirreff manipulates objects to create temporary assemblages that she photographs. The artist often further manipulates the...

Jimmy DeSana, Marker Cones, 1982
Jimmy DeSana

Photographer Jimmy DeSana was part of a countercultural punk community of artists and musicians living in New York’s East Village during the 1970s and ’80s. He made portraits of many important figures from that scene, including singers Debbie Harry and Billy Idol, as well as of his...


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