Photography: Ria van Dijk – Life at a Shooting Gallery
This series begins in 1936, when a 16-year-old girl from Tilburg in Holland named Ria van Dijk shoots a target in a shooting gallery. Every time she hit the target, it triggered the shutter of a camera and a portrait of Ria was taken - and given as a prize. Ria would visit the shooting gallery every year, though conspicuously absent from 1939 – 1945, and continues to do so. It would seem that Ria had a pretty sharp eye for the target. It’s interesting to not only watch her change but also the people around her. These were taken from the book In almost every picture #7, collected and edited by Erik Kessels and Joep Eljkens.