DATE: April 1, 2010
The Dutch photographer makes her American début with a vivacious group of images shot in Africa.
Her subjects are lithe young men, women, and
children in brightly colored patterned clothes; because many of their
faces are cast in shadow or otherwise obscured, their personalities are
in their poses, usually choreographed by Sassen. In the most striking
image, a little boy in nothing but shorts falls back across the head of a
bare-chested man standing at the ocean's edge.
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