The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen

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Before releasing her first photo book, A Hundred Summers A Hundred Winters, photographer Bertien van Manen traveled and photographed people's daily lives on a point-and-shoot camera for over three years.

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen

What at first glance may seem like gross errors and lack of quality in the photographs (exposed edges, inaccurate focusing or flash flare) actually gives an idea of Manen’s desire to capture the moment, to capture, not to miss what is happening in front of her.

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Vlada, Kazan, Tatarstan, 1992. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Camp near Lake Baikal, 1993. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Lena and Styopa, Odessa, 1992. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Odessa, Primorsky Boulevard, 1992. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Lyalya, Odessa, 1991. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Avtandil with friends, Caucasus, Georgia, 1993. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Beach on Baikal, 1993. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Vasilievsky Mokh, Russia, 1993. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Masha, Ivtsino, Russia, 1991. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Shamanovskaya, bride, 1992. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Novokuznetsk photographers, 1993. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Novokuznetsk cinema, 1991. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Father Nikolai, Vasilievsky Mokh, Russia, 1994. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

The early 90s through the eyes of Bertin van Manen Peter with his family, Apanas, 1993. (© Bertien van Manen, Courtesy of the Artist and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York)

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