Merging the Past and Present of Anne Frank’s Amsterdam


It’s always rewarding to receive feedback from our readers and featured artists, but every now and then we’re just as delighted to be contacted by other creative individuals and institutions that have found inspiration through My Modern Met. We were just recently reached out to by Anne Frank House, the world renowned museum in Amsterdam dedicated to educating the public on the life of the brave young woman whose diary revealed a firsthand account of hiding in Nazi-occupied Netherlands that emotionally impacted and continues to touch many to this day.

A representative from the iconic museum finally had the opportunity to reach out to us and let us know that our posts about the work of Sergey Larenkov have inspired them to create their own versions of images that merge the past and present. Like Larenkov’s photography, the images that serve as the past are derived from the World War II era, though their version focuses primarily on Amsterdam, where Frank spent most of her time hiding. Led by visual designer Michael Danckaarts of LBi Netherlands, the project is part of an app called Anne’s Amsterdam that serves as a digital scrapbook telling the story of Anne Frank while exploring the city of Amsterdam.

Top photo: Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam/NIOD


Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam/NIOD


Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam/NIOD


Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam/NIOD


Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam/NIOD


Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam/Anne Frank Fonds Basel


Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam/Anne Frank Fonds Basel


Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam/NIOD

Anne Frank House website



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