Interviewer: Jennifer Blessing, curator, photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Leading museums across the country are celebrating contemporary women photographers in a number of solo exhibitions this year. Among the most widely-anticipated shows is a retrospective of the work of Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. This interview with the internationally-recognized photographer offers a rare opportunity to hear her inspirations and thoughts before her exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in June 2012.
As one of the participants at the Fotoboekenmarathon (main theme: quality versus quantity), held on Dec 16, 2012 at the photography museum Huis Marseille in Amsterdam we asked Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen (e.g. Roxane, In and Out of Fashion, Flamboya): overlooking the enormous quantities of photography and photobooks, what do you do to reach the required level of quality in your work?
'It has to be simple and classic, but has to have a modern twist. Quite a challenge.'