Finding Thoughts


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Dutch photographer Cuny Janssen’s (1975) portraits of children and young people offer a fresh perspective on both the medium and method of photographic portraiture. Janssen’s work has taken her to locations including Norway, Macedonia, Iran, India and the UK. Her interest in the medium of books began in 2002 with a publication of images of children and young people in India. However, the true beginnings of her portrait and landscape series came with her photographic approach to portraying children in areas of conflict. The book Macedonia (2003) attests to this. In Finding Thoughts, portraits of children and landscapes alternate with the thoughts of people like Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Proust and Man Ray.


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