Drs. Emilie Caroline Hudig, Rotterdam 1973
Born: in the Netherlands. Lived Rotterdam (4yrs), London (2yrs), Brussels (14 yrs) and Spain (6 months). Currently based in Amsterdam.
My native language is Dutch, I fluently speak English and French. I speak Spanish and understand some Italian and German. I grew up in an international community in Brussels and still today I am very much internationally orientated. I was brought up with a strong sense of social engagement which became stronger after my personal medical history. In my work I engage with social issues in a multi layered way, focusing on a certain intensity and relativity which is expressed through the variation of my work in a broad professional context.
Media and culture, University of Amsterdam, masters degree.
Cultural Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, University of Amsterdam bachelors.
Erasmus exchange programme with Valencia University Spain.
Documentary and portrait photography at the Photocademy, Amsterdam.
Reflexions Masterclass; a two- year international photography masterclass, curated by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret. Residencies at several institutions in Basel (Novartis Campus), Paris (MEP), Rome (instituto di desegni), Venice (Fondazione di Venezia), Lugano, Paris (musee d’ethnologic Quaie de Branly. Continuing occasionally in ’13/’14.
Awards & Grants
Grant of the Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts (AFK) for the exhibition ‘Without title’ in the Museum van Loon, Amsterdam.
Winner Zilveren Camera ‘Photo story of the year 2009’ with book ‘Control | In Control’, a prestigious Dutch award in photo journalism.
Grant for project about the dutch nobility from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BkvB).
Grant to publish photobook ‘Controle | In control’ from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BkvB).
Nominations for the Photo Academy Award by de Volkskrant, de Standaard and Foam.
Winner of the award for new talent in Foam3h www.photoacademyaward.nl
Gallery FOAM Editions, Amsterdam; selection of recent work.
‘Without Title’, solo exhibition on Dutch nobility, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam.
Group exhibition Reflexions Masterclass, les Rencontres d’Arles.
‘Controle | In Control’, solo exhibition at FOAM3h, Amsterdam.
Graduation exhibition in LOODS 6, Amsterdam and Pictura at Noorderlicht festival Groningen.
‘Controle | In Control’, Amsterdam, Mets & Schilt, (2009); 125 pag. Edition of 1000.
‘Zonder’ Titel, Cahier part of the exhibition at Museum van Loon, Amsterdam (2012) Edition 500
VIP Unseen, Pop-Up opening FOAM, VPRO series about Belgium, Luxury Art Fair, FOAM Club, Breakfast Morning Club, T.A.P talks about photography.
Other relevant experience
During my studies at the Photoacademy I worked three years as a freelance researcher for a range of different television programmes – gaining experience in research, production and editing. During my studies at the University of Amsterdam I worked for three years as a volunteer for the local radio station; mainly making reportages about Amsterdam.
I work both on assignment and on longterm personal projects which are self-initiated. Funding for my longterm projects has been through commercial assignments, sponsoring and grants.
Recently I have initiated Studio Rust en Vreugd which is a Studio in nature for portrait photography and experiment with old photographic techniques.
My work is shown in several magazines, Vogue, Vrij Nederland, Volkskrant Magazine, Flow Magazine as well in collections in Amsterdam, New York, Brussels and Zuiderwoude.