Bertien van Manen

From 1990 Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen travelled through the former Soviet Union to take photographs of people and families. The thread that links much of the Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen’s work is her portrayal of the seemingly small, undramatic moments of everyday life. The resulting book A Hundred Summers, a Hundred Winters was published in 1994. In 1997 she started a similar project in China. East Wind West Wind was then published in 2001. Van Manen received several prizes and awards, including a nomination for the City Bank Photography Prize in 2003. Her photographs are in the collections of Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Collection la Salle, Chicago.