Huis Marseille: Hellen van Meene

Amsterdam, 1 september 2006. Opening in Huis Marseille: an overview of the latest work of Hellen van Meene (1972). Over the past four years she has travelled across the world to make a convincing sequel to her series of portraits of teenagers, which brought her worldwide success. Having at first worked mainly with teenagers whom she already knew from her own surroundings, she found her models for her new work on the streets of Japan, England, Germany, Letland and Russia. These portraits were likewise carefully staged, although she worked more quickly and purposefully. This spontaneous manner of photographing has led to new portrait photos in which the interaction between photographer and model is much more charged.
Photos: Jan Blankestein
© 2006 Stichting Amsterdam Photo Art
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