Rineke Dijkstra, Hel, Poland, August 12, 1998, 1998

Images of Rineke Dijkstra, Hel, Poland, August 12, 1998

A fair-skinned young girl in a striped two-piece bathing suit stands on a sandy beach with her back to the ocean.
  1. Long A girl with long brown hair, light skin, and a band-aid over her belly-button stands on a shore looking past the camera taking the picture. She stands in the center of the image on a seaweed strewn beach below a blue sky and a deep blue ocean. She stands weight on her hip, a modelesque pose, but awkwardly as she is just a child. Her arms dangle at her sides and the wind blows strands of her hair to the right. The white crest of a small wave hits the shore just behind her skinny knees.
Rineke Dijkstra, Dutch, b. 1959
Hel, Poland, August 12, 1998, 1998
Chromogenic development print
57 1/8 × 46 in. (145.1 × 116.8 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift from The Howard and Donna Stone Collection, 2002.19

Photo: Michal Raz-Russo, © MCA Chicago