Photographer // Image Maker // Artist // Lecturer

"At 16 Didy started studying photography at the Institute of Arts and Crafts in Antwerp and continued studying at The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. At Art Academy she started to get fascinated by reality and the way how visible reality can suggest to the viewer what is not visible. By using real ingredients and locations taken from reality like a room, a garden, objects and people she is searching for this other side of a person or object - by intervening within reality - to get a glimpse of what might lie beneath the surface of her subject. She works with a visual concept with room for serendipity, accidents and experiment."

She works on commissioned-based portraits, stills and illustrations  and personal projects for a variety of clients. 


Training & Qualifications

2016-2017 M.Ed.  Master of Education, Arts,  Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (WDKA), The Netherlands

2012-2014 B.Ed. Bachelor of Education, Fine Arts and Design, 1st dgr. teacher diploma, University of The Arts (HKU), Utrecht, The Netherlands

1996-2001 B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photographic Design, The Royal Academy of Arts (KABK), The Hague, The Netherlands

1993-1996 T.S.O.,  Institute of The Arts and Crafts (SISA), Antwerp, Belgium, High School of Art and Design, Photography


Independent Coursework (selection)

Photography Editor, School voor Journalistiek, Utrecht

Coaching, PSW, Den Bosch

Assessor, Examination, AOB Dekkers


Prizes & Nominations

Photography Annual of The Netherlands 11 (nomination)

Photography Annual of The Netherlands 14 (nomination)


Publications, clients (selection)

AD Magazine | Avant Garde | Uitgeverij Contact | GezondNU | Volksuniversiteit Amsterdam | Volksuniversiteit Amstelveen Woonbond | Huurwijzer | Kèk Magazine | SHOTS Directory (UK) | SHOTS magazine (UK) | KB Feldman (USA) | Kring van Pensioenspecialisten | Reed Business | Kadaster Magazine | Reaal Verzekeringen | DeBoekdrukker | FOAM Vondelpark | Pimento Publishers | Nomagazine | Vlucht | Book PANL 11 | Book PANL 14 IMC Weekendschool palmares | Purac | Mindful Marketing | RTL | ABN AMRO


Exhibitions 

Royal Academy of Art The Hague, Royal Gallery The Hague (graduation selection), FOAM Vondelpark Amsterdam, Loods 6 Amsterdam, Open Haven Museum Amsterdam, Off_Corso Rotterdam, ATAB nv Antwerp, Gallery Ogilvy Amsterdam 


Related work experience 

Freelance lecturer, (guest) teacher secondary education, workshops, curriculum designer, coach, writer and photo editor for various institutions.


2017-present: Lecturer Photographic Design, HBO/MBO department, University of Applied Photography, Amsterdam

2017: Guest Teacher Photography, Persmuseum, Amsterdam

2017: Guest Teacher Photography, Secondary Education, VMBO, Zaam Onderwijs, Amsterdam

2015-2017: Teacher Photography, Coach, Coordinator, Curriculum Design, MBO, ROCA12, Ede

2015: Bilingual First Degree Visual Arts Teacher, Secondary Education, Haarlemmermeerlyceum, Hoofddorp

2015: Guest Teacher Photography, IMC Weekendschool, Amsterdam

2014-2015: Writer/Photo Editor, Albelli, Amsterdam

2013: Guest Teacher Workshop Portraits & Dreams, Secondary Education, HAVO/VWO, Sint Nicolaaslyceum, Amsterdam

2012-2013: Coach starting Artists, FNV KIEM, Amsterdam

2011: Guest Teacher Portrait Photography, Secondary Education, VMBO, Prinses Melanchton College, Rotterdam

2010-present: Lecturer & Masterclasses Photography, Volksuniversiteit Amsterdam

2008-2015: Lecturer Photography, Fotoacademie, Amsterdam


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