The Lives of Others: Portraits from the Photography Collection


Sept 9, 2016–Jan 1, 2017
Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts

The Lives of Others: Portraits from the Photography CollectionThe Lives of Others explores the artistic interest in the human figure and in understanding how people present themselves to the world. From formal studio portraits to pictures caught on the street, the portraits featured are drawn from the Museum’s photography collection. Included in the exhibition is Rineke Dijkstra’s striking eleven-part series Almerisa, an eleven-part series that follows the transition of a young Bosnian refugee as she adapts to life in the West and grows from a girl to a woman with her own child.

Sponsored by the Herzfeld Foundation

Image credit: Rineke Dijkstra (Dutch, b. 1959). Almerisa, Asylum Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, March 14, 1994, 1994. Chromogenic print. Purchase, Christine A. Symchych and James P. McNulty Acquisition Fund M2015.82.1.