Master Class 2018

Hanne van der Woudeハンネ・ファン・デル・ワウデ

- Portrait Sessions with Elderly

4/26 11:30 - 18:00 |4/27 10:00 – 18:00

Artist Talk:
NTT WEST Sanjyo Collaboration Plaza
604 Bano-Cho, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto-City 604-8172

Masterclass Location:
Baptist School of Nursing / Baptist Nursing Home
47 Yamanomoto-Cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 606-8273

Ben, Egbert, Herman, Mas Malakoff 2011, series Emmy’s World © Hanne van der Woude
Brothers in the tub, Mas Malakoff 2011, series Emmy’s World © Hanne van der Woude
Emmy on mountain, Mas Malakoff 2012, series Emmy’s World © Hanne van der Woude
Flowers for Ben, Dodewaard 2013, series Emmy’s World © Hanne van der Woude

This two day masterclass empowers and connects through visual storytelling. Aiming to remove the typical impressions of the word ‘aging’ and the ideas about the elderly. Participants will interact directly with the elderly in the nursing home setting. Producing an individual body of work alongside the artist that harnesses the spirit of the people and their stories.

Hanne van der Woude befriended an elderly graphic artist named Ben Joosten and asked to take his portrait, six years later she finalized the series Emmy’s World. After meeting Ben she was invited to his house, an old school building in Betuwe, in the eastern Netherlands, there she met his wife, Emmy Eerdmans, a painter. Among these rather eccentric characters, undoubtedly Emmy was the most authentic. Although in her 80s, she worked all day long and nursed Ben when he fell ill and finally died. This somewhat offbeat work is the result of a long-term collaboration between an ever-creative elderly artist couple and a young photographer. It stands as testament to the universal themes of friendship across generations and abiding marital love. Emmy’s World has previously been shown at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam (2015) and Fotographie Forum Frankfurt (2016), and proudly welcomed to KYOTOGRAPHIE in 2017.

“They have as many stories as the years they’ve lived for. In the process of developing visual stories based on dialogic communications, we could construct ties with them, even friendships. This is particularly important in the era which offers more division in methods and less opportunities for inter-generational communication.” Hanne Van der Woude

Hanne van der Woude
Born in 1982 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Hanne van der Woude studied at ArtEZ Academy of Arts, Arnhem, and Fotovakschool, Apeldoorn, before turning professional and embarking on a career of documenting the commonplace “unusual.” Both her Natural Red Hair (2005 – 2008), which portrays redheads amidst the beautiful Dutch countryside, and Emmy’s World (2009 – 2015) were heralded internationally as signaling the arrival of a great new talent. Her works were included in the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts’ “Young Portfolio” Collection, and shown in the Tokyo Photographic Arts Museum’s Beginnings Forever exhibition (2014 and 2018).


4/26 11:30 – 18:00|4/27 10:00 – 18:00
*Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Slide show and talk event on 26th is open to public and free of admission.

4/26 Talk Event 11:30 – 13:30
NTT West Sanjo Showroom
(604 Bano-Cho, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto-City)

4/26 Lighting Demo – 14:30 – 15:30
Baptist School of Nursing
(47 Yamanomoto-Cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-Ward)

4/26 Portrait Session – 15:30 – 17:30
Baptist Nursing Home

4/27 Editing and discussion – 10:00 – 15:30
Baptist School of Nursing

4/27 Portrait Session – 15:30 – 17:30
Baptist Nursing Home

English with Japanese Translation
To bring: Camera Equipment, *On-camera strobe, Laptop, Portfolio
¥18,000 tax incl.
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Payment methods:
Bank deposit or Paypal
Deposit to:
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Demachi Branch(Branch Number 506) Saving Account 0120577
Account Holder シヤダンホウジンキヨウトグラフイー

*Please pay the transfer fee.
*Participants will be notified by masterclass manager Hiroshi Yamauchi via after their deposits / payments are confirmed.