Camping at Lake Baikal, Siberia

About Bertien van Manen

Traveling the world and immersing herself in the lives of the people she photographs, Bertien van Manen produces intimate documentary pictures that reveal the poetry and poignancy of the ordinary and the everyday: a meal, an old ping pong table, a bus ride, a couple asleep on a bed. Inspired by Robert Frank’s landmark photographic essay, The Americans (1955-56), and with a shooting-from-the-hip aesthetic similar to that of Nan Goldin, van Manen focuses on the easily overlooked, the humble, and the quietly personal.

Dutch, b. 1942, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Solo Shows on Artsy

2012
Let's sit down before we go, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2014
The Thing Itself, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

Fair History on Artsy