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DINA GOLDSTEIN

Dina Goldstein is a Canadian photographer working with large-scale supports, exploring the elements of the human condition, through the lens of Pop Surrealism.

Her career began as a photojournalist, editorial and commercial photographer. She describes her early work as photoanthropology, as she documented and exhibited portraits of Palestinians, Gamblers, Teenagers, Weightlifters, Wrestlers and various other subcultures.

Dina Goldstein was inspired by personal events when she created the highly conceptual Fallen Princesses between 2007 and 2009. The series questions the “happily ever after” motif created by Disney and Western society. The project went viral online and keeps on being broadcasted.  

Her second major body of work In the Dollhouse (2012) is a ten parts sequential narrative that takes place within a very pink adult sized Dollhouse belonging to Barbie and Ken.  

Dina has won numerous awards such as the Arte Laguna Grand Prize, which invited her to attend a residency in India. She recently released Gods Of Suburbia (2014), her most complex photographic initiative to date. She was awarded the Prix Virginia in 2014, an International Prize for Women, and got invited in Paris where an exhibit was organised to show her work.