Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Hellen van Meene, Japan Series shown in Inverleith House, The Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, De Hallen, Haarlem, and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, in 2002.
Includes an interview by Karel Schampers, as well as a biography of the artist.
Hellen van Meene was born in The Netherlands in 1972, and was herself barely out of girlhood when she began to photograph adolescent girls whom she knew, or found in her hometown. When Van Meene was invited to photograph in Japan in 2000, she found that while she could not communicate directly with her subjects, her instincts regarding the universality of adolescent experience, and her visual and stylistic approach to it, were translatable. Her photographs of unnamed girls are best understood as collaborative reflections on the genesis of individuality, and how to best visualise it.
200 x 200mm
66 pages (all colour) – in an illustrated cardboard box, unbounded
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