Category: Photography

Once a Year Since 1936 Ria Van Dijk Shoots Herself 



1938



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2006

The chronological series begins in 1936, when a 16-year-old girl from Tilburg in Holland picks up a gun and shoots at the target in a shooting gallery. Every time she hits the target, it triggers the shutter of a camera and a portrait of the girl in firing pose is taken and given as a prize.

And so a lifelong love affair with the shooting gallery begins. This series documents almost every year of the woman’s life (there is a conspicuous pause from 1939 to 1945) up until present times. At the age of 88 Ria van Dijk still makes her pilgrimage to the Shooting Gallery.

(via lens culture)

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Twenty Million Pixels of the Birth of Venus 

For four months only HaltaDefinizione is offering an interactive gallery of 10 masterpieces photographed with their high-definition technology. Up to 1,000 photos are stitched together to create each work, allowing you to zoom in and examine centuries old paintings millimeter by millimeter. Ooh Paul Biro can use it to hunt for some latent Boiticelli thumbprints!

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