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Jacqueline van den Heuvel

This series provides a nice look into Dutch communes. It’s interesting that it’s documentary work and yet the photos are staged. It’s also alienating: the images are a little stiff, while a lot is happening in the photos. The different groups look different. You can feel their unique atmospheres and dynamics. The glances and postures of the different people within each photo vary, too. Even though there is coherence, there is also difference. Some photos look like Leonardo da Vinci scenes. It’s a great subject, a consistent series, and it’s technically well photographed.