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Story: A Shinagawa Monkey - The New Yorker

The New Yorker, The Anniversary Issue, February 13 & 20, 2006

A fiction story by Haruki Murakami is illustrated with a photo by Tim Flach and one by Hellen van Meene. Because the magazine hardly contains photography - it is famous for its cartoons - the two photos feature quite prominently.

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Review: Van Meene's Teen Scene

Pop, Spring/Summer 2006, No. 12, p. 118

This UK magazine about Fashion + Art + Rehab + Muppets + Sex + Trash + Football + Starlets writes about Hellen van Meene's solo exhibition at Pump House Gallery.

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Catalogue: Frames Revisited - Masterpieces of Dutch portrait photography shown in antique frames from the Collection Frits Lugt

  • This catalogue has been published at the occasion of the travelling exhibition shown in Paris in 2005 (titled Frames Revisited / Cadres revisités) and in Haarlem in 2006 (titled Portaal naar de hemel)
  • Concept and realisation: Willem van Zoetendaal
  • Published by Fondation Custodia in 2005

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Book: Art Photography Now - Susan Bright

Hardcover with jacket
250 four-color illustrations
224 Pages
9" X 10.75"
ISBN: 1-931788-91-X (Aperture) and 0500543054 (Thames and Hudson)

"This stunning survey presents the work of seventy-six of the most important and best-loved artist-photographers in the world today. Art Photography Now is a truly comprehensive guide to the essential aspects of contemporary photography."

The book features three Dutch photographers: Rineke Dijkstra, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, and Hellen van Meene.

Susan Bright is an art historian who has specialised in the history and theory of photography. She has lectured widely on degree programmes and is in demand for talks and courses at galleries including the V&A, The National Portrait Gallery and Tate Modern. She has curated a variety of photography exhibitions and written for a number of art journals and magazines.

More information on the sites of Thames & Hudson and Aperture. Amazon has a review from Publishers Weekly.

Book: The Photograph as Contemporary Art - Charlotte Cotton

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (November 29, 2004)
ISBN: 0500203806

An ideal introduction to this popular subject in contemporary culture, this highly readable book surveys work by more than 150 artist-photographers: Andreas Gursky, Nan Goldin, Philip-Lorca di Corcia, Richard Billingham, Jurgen Teller, Thomas Demand, Yinka Shonibare, Thomas Ruff, Jeff Wall, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Hellen van Meene.

More than 200 examples of the most important works are illustrated. Themed chapters consider subjects such as narrative and storytelling in art photography, photographing the everyday and the insignificant, the use of photography in conceptual art, and the cool, detached, objective aesthetic prevalent in current art photography. 210 illustrations, 100 in color. Charlotte Cotton is Curator of Photography at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

More information on Thames & Hudson's site. Amazon has some more reviews.

Article: Vooral vrouwen in de Haarlemse Hallen

2005-06-29, Han Schoonhoven,, Dutch

A review of the group exhibition A view of women: Portraits from the photo collection: "Het scala van expressies loopt van ingetogen en intiem tot uitbundig en brutaal. Van Balen, Van Meene en Stig zitten dicht op de huid en de emotie van hun modellen."

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Article: Article in Madame Figaro Japon

Madame Figaro Japon, #295, May 2005, p. 129

A small article in a Japanese women's fashion magazine as part of a feature on young(ish) female photographers.

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Article: U2France interviews Anton Corbijn

2005-05-03, 'Steph' for

Anton Corbijn: "There are a lot of great technical photographers around but I tend to drift towards people who express something in their work more than those who are craftsmen. There are many people whose work I follow, like Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Hellen Van Meene, Rineke Dijkstra and so on."

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Catalogue: In Sight: Contemporary Dutch Photography from the Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

In Sight This catalogue has been published at the occasion of the exhibition In Sight: Contemporary Dutch Photography from the Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, held at the Art Institute of Chicago March 26 - May 8, 2005.

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Article: Portfolio in The New York Times Magazine

2005-04-03, The New York Times Magazine

The Sunday April 3rd, 2005 edition of The New York Times Magazine features a seven page portfolio of photos Hellen van Meene made on assignment for the magazine in Japan in February/March of this year.

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