Emmy Andriesse

Hidden Lens



ISBN: 9789053307908 Category:

Louise Baring


Emmy Andriesse (1914 – 1953) is one of the most important 20th century women photographers, best known for her indelible portrayal of Amsterdam’s Hunger Winter of 1944 – 1945, now emblematic of civilian suffering during the Second World War. Andriesse was born into a liberal Dutch Jewish family. She was trained at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague under the aegis of Gerrit Kiljan and Paul Schuitema who pioneered the “New Photography”, based on Bauhaus principles – as well as encouraging students to experiment with its role as a documentary medium. Her rigorous yet sensitive approach enabled her to produce images of unusual poetic power, while her versatile fashion, documentary, portrait and landscape photographs reveal her curiosity about her fellow human beings and sense of beauty in the world around her.

Additional information

Weight 900 g
Dimensions 19.1 x 25.7 cm
Publisher name Schilt Publishing
Publication date 1 January 2014
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 19.1 x 25.7 cm
Weight 900 g


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