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Join us on Wednesday, September 19 as Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, answers your questions about organizing the exhibition Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective and working with the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra.

Submit a question now—via e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook—through 5 pm on Wednesday, September 12, and enter to win our Rineke Dijkstra prize pack, consisting of an exhibition catalogue and two tickets to see the exhibition during its final weeks before it closes on October 8. Then follow @Guggenheim on Wednesday, September 19, to see Blessing answer questions in real time with moderator @TimePictures on the occasion of #AskaCurator Day.

Since the early 1990s, Rineke Dijkstra has produced a complex body of photographic and video work, offering a contemporary take on the genre of portraiture. Her large-scale color photographs of young, typically adolescent subjects recall 17th-century Dutch painting in their scale and visual acuity. The minimal contextual details present in her photographs and videos encourage us to focus on the exchange between photographer and subject and the relationship between viewer and viewed. Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective brings together more than 70 photographs and five videos in a major mid-career survey, offering the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work to date.