Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra has won the third Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize. She was nominated for her solo exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, where her work was noted for its portrayal of human ordeal, such as bloody bullfighters (Montemor, Portugal, 1994 is pictured) and mothers straight after labour. The 10 000 prize is awarded to the individual deemed to have made the most significant contribution to photography via exhibition or publication in the UK.

Pakhuis Amsterdam, a centre featuring furniture from 32 leading designers and manufacturers, had its official opening last week. The 7000m2 centre is in a converted warehouse next to Amsterdam’s Ij canal and features products for commercial and domestic interiors. It is open six days a week. The collections on show represent the output of Holland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Finland.

Bedtime reading is the theme chosen by West Yorkshire consultancy The Blue Door in its bid to appeal to customers of data storage distributor Storm. Research had shown customers to be overwhelmed by technical literature, so a humorous solution has been taken. A book explaining the causes of common dreams, such as fear of exposure and humiliation, offers solutions in the form of data storage systems. About 2000 customers will receive the book soon.

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