Monday, November 22, 2010

Take aim

How do you picture yourself?
Not just this minute, but over the years, what hasn't changed?

In 1936 when she was just 16 years old, Ria van Dijk posed for her first self-portrait. Mind you, she wasn't sitting, and the prop of choice was a gun. The shooting gallery at the local fairground in Tilburg, Netherlands rewards a shot on target with an automatic photo. Ria made an annual pilgrimage over the following 74 years. The series can be seen in a book titled,
Almost Every Picture #7.

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