Masterclass photography by Harmen Meinsma - Museum Cobra

Masterclass photography by Harmen Meinsma

Saturday 30th of March


The visitor in the spotlight!

Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 14.00 – 16.00
Admission: museum admission + 20 euros*

During this master class, Harmen Meinsma will introduce you to the magical world of (portrait) photography. Together you will first view the exhibition Anton Corbijn MOØDe and he will take you along a selection of his favorite photographs.

Then you will learn about the different aspects and roles involved in making an intriguing portrait photo. During the master class, of course, you will also get to work yourself and assume the roles of the photographer, the stylist and, of course, the person being portrayed. You will be encouraged to find the superstar in yourself!

Harmen Meinsma grew up in a small village in Friesland where he lived with his grandmother. In his teens he got his first camera. Photography allowed him to capture unconventional beauty, celebrate it and in doing so, carve out a place in the world for himself and his friends.

Harmen is inspired by people who do not fit into a conventional mold. He photographs people whose expression of identity is not merely a preference, but for whom it is a neccesity to style themselves expressively. This celebration of the quirky, the unique and the flamboyant characterizes his visual language. “In my work, I shine the spotlight on the misfits and ‘paradijsvogels’ in this world and turn them into icons.”

Harmen Meinsma received his BA degree from the Willem de Kooning academy in 2017, specializing in photography. His work has been exhibited in New York during Photoville and at Kunsthal Rotterdam. In addition, his work has been published in FD Personal, NRC, Vogue Italia and Volkskrant Magazine. Harmen currently lives in Rotterdam.