Once a year since 1936 Ria Van Dijk shoots herself



Once a year since 1936 Ria Van Dijk shoots herself 1

1938

Once a year since 1936 Ria Van Dijk shoots herself 2

1949

Once a year since 1936 Ria Van Dijk shoots herself 3

1958

Once a year since 1936 Ria Van Dijk shoots herself 4

1967

Once a year since 1936 Ria Van Dijk shoots herself 5

1973

Once a year since 1936 Ria Van Dijk shoots herself 6

1978

Once a year since 1936 Ria Van Dijk shoots herself 7

1987

Once a year since 1936 Ria Van Dijk shoots herself 8

1998

Once a year since 1936 Ria Van Dijk shoots herself 9

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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