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Charlotte Dumas | Carabinieri A Cavallo (Rome, 2004)

Charlotte Dumas

Is Charlotte Dumas a whisperer? One thing is for sure: she gets nearby enough to tigers and wolves to shoot close ups of them. But danger is not what she’s looking for. Charlotte Dumas portrays animals, like great portraitists photograph people: with a strong commitment. Thus raising questions the beholder is free to find his or her own answers to. Do animals resemble people? Or people animals? Dumas’ images are doing what portraits ought to do: holding a mirror in front of us.

Dumas (Netherlands, 1977) lives and works alternately in Amsterdam and New York. She got her education as an artist at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and after that at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, both in Amsterdam. Since then

she exhibited regularly in the Netherlands as well as other European countries and the USA. Also she published about ten photobooks, often in a limited edition.

Steadily Dumas is developing an international carreer. She is being represented by Galerie Paul Andriesse in Amsterdam and Julie Saul Gallery in New York. For Charlotte Dumas 2012 is the year of Anima, a series of portraits of horses at America’s national cemetry in Arlington, Virginia. The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, the Institut Néerlandais in Paris and the Julie Saul Gallery in New York this year are having exhibitions of these works.