32. Rineke Dijkstra

Dijkstra may be best known for her 1992 to 2002 series of seemingly nonchalant portraits of adolescents on generic beaches. Over the last decade, the Dutch artist has continued to pursue the transitional adolescent as her primary subject, though she has also photographed new mothers, young bullfighters, and soldiers. For her 2008 series The Krazyhouse, Dijkstra turned to the habitual visitors of a Liverpool dance club, setting up a makeshift studio space to film the teens dancing to their favorite music. Her photographs and films tap into viewers' empathy, causing them to both react and relive their pasts through the self-consciousness of her young subjects.

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Above: Amy, 2008