September 24 – December 04, 2016
Opening: September 23, 2016
A Partnership with the Honorary Guest Program “Flanders & the Netherlands”, Frankfurt Book Fair 2016. A cooperation with Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam
The artists Emmy Eerdmans and Ben Joosten were married for half a century. The Dutch photographer Hanne van der Woude accompanied their last years together with her camera. She captured touching moments – of growing old, of creativity, of their zest for life in old age and of their loving relationship.
The works of Hanne van der Woude with the title EMMY’S WORLD can be seen from September 24 until December 4, 2016 at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt. The exhibition is a partnership with the Honorary Guest Program “Flanders & the Netherlands” Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 and a cooperation with the Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam.
EMMY’S WORLD is a tribute to the 85 year old Emmy Eerdmans, painter, individualist and free spirit. Hanne van der Woude shows Emmy’s living environment in Betuwe, a region in the Netherlands’ province of Gelderland. The photo artist shows Emmy with guinea hens in her garden, in the bedroom and in the car on the way to the South of France – always accompanied by her life partner, the graphic designer Ben, and also with his brothers. With an affectionate eye, the young photographer captures fleeting and intimate moments of the protagonists until Ben’s death.
Hanne van der Woude, born 1982 in Nijmegen, studied photography at the ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem, where she works and lives today. Her photographs have been shown at the Fotomuseum Den Haag (2008) and at the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan (2010).
The Fotografie Forum Frankfurt is showing EMMY’S WORLD in cooperation with the Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, and is supported by the Mondriaan Fund.