Rineke Dijkstra is a Amsterdam-based award-winning photographer who specialises in portraits of adolescents. She uses plain backgrounds and direct eye contact to draw your attention right to the person in the photograph. I love how she makes you wonder all about them: who they are and what story they might be telling. One of Rineke's projects was to photograph children of refugees like Almerisa, a Bosnian girl whose family relocated to Amsterdam in 1994. Almerisa, a collection of eight images taken over eleven years, shows Almerisa as a child and then as an adult with her own baby, and is presently on exhibition at MoMA as part of 'Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography'.
Photos: Rineke Dijkstra via Moma