...the narrative, occasionally anecdotal character of Andriesse’s photographs, which almost always centre on people and their direct environment...
the photbooks of Emmy Andriesse :
Andriesse, Emmy - Beeldroman. Tekst J.B. Charles. Den Haag, Bert Bakker, 1956.
Mijksenaar, P. J.; Andriesse, Emmy & Oorthuys, Caas
Amsterdam Volkshuisvesting. [Text Burgermeester van Amsterdam (foreword). Photography Emmy Andriesse].
Visser, Hripsimé & Bool, Flip
Tromp, Ir. Th. P.
Emmy Andriesse (b. 1914, The Hague), who died at a tragically early age, is one of the most significant Dutch photographers of the 20th century. Andriesse recorded the 1944 famine known as the ‘Hunger Winter’, the Netherlands’ liberation by the Allies in 1945 and the first postwar years of struggle and reconstruction. Her haunting shot of the ‘little boy with the pan’ – a lone, malnourished child photographed on an Amsterdam canal in 1944 – has become her most famous image, iconic of a starved and exhausted population struggling to survive the last year of the war. The Hague Museum of Photography will mark the 50th anniversary of Emmy Andriesse’s death with a major overview of her work. The exhibition, jointly mounted by the Print Room of the University of Leiden (where the Andriesse archive is kept), comprises 150 photographs.