A Glimpse of Hedy d'Ancona

Yesterday  I illustrated a post with a photograph from the Nationaal Archief‘s Commons’ collection.

The photograph was taken in 1980 and I discovered that in the foreground was Hedy d’Ancona. Yesterday I was suggesting that habitus “provides the practical skills and dispositions necessary to navigate within different fields (such as sports, professional life, art) and guides the choices of the individual without ever being strictly reducible to prescribed, formal rules”.

I was fascinated to follow up on the navigations and choices Hedy had made in her life before and after the photograph. A Wikipedia page about her includes links to some biographical detail and a paper on Dutch feminism. Revisiting the picture encouraged me to think about the polysemic nature of pictures and text.

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