Last week, the Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra won the 2017 Hasselblad Award, rewarding a confirmed artist for his long-lasting career and works. The jury included Duncan Forbes, Jennifer Blessing, Simon Njami, Esther Ruelfs and Mark Sealy,
The Hasselblad Award is one of the greatest awards in photography. Since its creation in 1980, the award was given to Henri Cartier-Bresson (1982), William Klein (1990), Richard Avedon (1991), Nan Goldin (2007), Sophie Calle (2010) Still Wolfgang Tilmans (2015). Winners receive a prize of 100,000 euros, an honorary degree and an exhibition at the Göteborg Museum of Arts.
By designating Rineke Dijkstra as the winner, the jury recognizes the quality of a photographic and cinematographic work built over thirty years, among remarkable series such as Beach Portraits (1992-2002), Olivier (2003) and The Fairy Doll, presented at Documenta 2014.