2 thoughts on “Hot Photo Friday – Rineke Dijkstra

  1. Hi Ron,

    You’re right, it’s a bullfighter. Dijkstra photographed four of them during a visit to Portugal in 1994. Each is shot immediately after a fight . On more than one occasion they’ve been exhibited alongside her famed portraits of women post-childbirth. In both series, Dijkstra’s sitters appear exhausted, as they recover from a potentially life-threatening experience. The works call into question preconceptions about masculinity and femininity. They also explore the tension between vulnerability and invincibility.


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