There are turning points in all artists' lives. For celebrated Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra, that moment occurred in 1991, after a hip-shattering bicycle accident left her bedridden for five months and at loose ends for some time after. Free to contemplate her immediate past as a commercial portraitist and her underdeveloped future as an artist, the young shutterbug chose to photograph herself surfacing from a 30-lap swim that served as part of her grueling rehabilitation. What she found framed there was familiar yet mostly unexpected—drenched, defiant, and far too exhausted to consciously pose for the camera, she emerged as a nakedly guileless self inside a nearly... More >>>