The Mysterious Portraits of Hellen van Meene

Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene is one of the leading Dutch photographers of her generation. During the first part of the 1990s, her work involved intriguing portraits of adolescent girls and women taken in their hometown, her square format photographs stand out for their outstanding lighting, their painstaking, elegant compositions, and their palpable psychological tension.

Van Meene’s natural affinity with the world of puberty, combined with the intimate connection she achieves with her models, means that her powerful portraits leave a deep impression.

Her book ‘The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits’ brings together over 250 images, and is the most complete survey of Hellen van Meene’s photography. Buy on Amazon for $56

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