Van Meene is known for her intriguing portraits of adolescent girls and women. Her photographs stand out for their outstanding lighting, their painstaking, elegant compositions, and their palpable psychological tension. Van Meene’s natural affinity with the world of puberty, combined with the intimate connection she achieves with her models, means that her powerful portraits leave a deep impression.
The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits brings together over 250 images, and is the most complete survey of Hellen van Meene’s photography. The book is being published to mark the retrospective of her work at the Museum of Photography, The Hague (4 July–1 Nov 2015).
English edition co-published by Aperture.
German edition co-published by Schirmer/Mosel.