Leyden Academy has a new ‘face’

The Leidse amateur photographers association (LAFV) celebrates its 90th anniversary. To celebrate this, all Leiden residents born in 1922 were asked to have their pictures taken. As a result, 60 special portraits were created by various amateur photographers.

Leyden Academy also celebrates an anniversary, the 4th one. Every year on our anniversary, we choose a face of a vital elderly. This year a jury – consisted of the famous Dutch photographer Patricia Steur, elderly professor prof. dr. Rudi Westendorp and communications manager of Leyden Academy Eugenie Polman – selected a portrait among the 60 portraits. As of now, the face of 90-year-old Lenie Baart will decorate the communication expressions of Leyden Academy, such as leaflets, brochures, website etc.
During her photo session mrs. Baart indicated to be insecure about her appearance. All the more special that her portrait – made by amateur photographer Henk Aschman – was selected to be the new face of Leyden Academy.

The 60 portraits are exhibited at Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing, Poortgebouw, room 0.15, and is freely accessible on working days, from Monday 12 November till Friday 7 December, from 09.00-12.00 and 12.30-16.00 hours.