Special tribute to special people
The works of art by the young Dutch photographer Mathilde Maria Nai adorn the walls in the Beurs van Berlage. In large format, suitable for the people portrayed, each with their own unique story.
Take Femma Fleijsman, for example. As a 16-year-old girl she was deported from Amsterdam via Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen to Auschwitz. There she stood face to face with Josef Mengele – the angel of death. “He looked me straight in the eye. I kept praying and believing: I am going home again.” An unprecedented fighter, who, with her unadulterated humor and 93 years, still stands in the middle of life. She is the oldest of all models and also the cover model for the book.
The young Dutch photographer Mathilde Maria Nai has captured the eighty old Amsterdammers on the sensitive plate. Her goal was to tell the real story behind these special people in her photography.
All models receive the accolade they deserve. In a beautiful space in the Beurs van Berlage, everyone becomes a real celebrity for more than 9 weeks.
The initiator of this exhibition as an ode to the senior citizens of Amsterdam is The Charles Company. The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Beurs van Berlage.
For more information and tickets, visit the website of De Beurs van Berlage .