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Shooting Gallery




“In 1936, 16-year-old Ria van Dijk from Tilburg, Holland, fires a gun in a fairground shooting gallery. She hits the target, triggering a camera to take her portrait as a prize.

At the age of 88, Ria van Dijk still makes her annual pilgrimage to the Shooting Gallery.”

[From How to Be a Retronaut]

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. What an awesome collection of photographs. Her facial expression doesn’t change at all in the photos – I keep flicking back from 88 years to 16 years to see the similarities and differences.

    May 12, 2011
  2. I love this!! I like all the people in the background – especially the black and white one 3rd photo down, it looks like a still from a film – some amazing hair and hat going on!

    May 13, 2011
  3. Something very beautiful :)

    May 13, 2011
  4. wow. something so… i don’t know, tacky?… becomes an amazing chronicle of life. beautiful.

    May 14, 2011
  5. camaleon #

    Wait a minute! In the third photo, that girl doesn´t looks like Amy Winehouse? Or just my imagination?

    October 18, 2011
  6. An interesting study of people.

    April 23, 2013

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