Freudenthal/Verhagen

Freudenthal/VerhagenFreudenthal/Verhagen (1965 & 1962) are a Dutch photography duo based in Amsterdam. Carmen Freudenthal & Elle Verhagen met right after graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy were Carmen studied photography and Elle studied fashion design. There was an immediate recognition of a mutual taste in image making and what fashion imagery should look like.

Their still lasting cooperation started of with a first publication in I-D magazine in 1989. In their work they are always in search for ways to expand the definition of fashion photography, crossing lines between fashion and art, looking for cultural relevancy. The images are, over the years, diverse in discipline and form, but always show a sense of disturbance and a multilayered story. Stretching the confines of photography, they have merged photographs into 3D installations, projected video onto photographs and printed photographs onto draped silk.

Their work has been published in Dazed & Confused, Jalouse, Flash Art International and other numerous photo and design books. Works are also listed in the collections of the Groninger Museum and Centraal Museum Utrecht.

Portrait by Miep Jukkema

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 Blue is the color of your yellow hair, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Holy House!, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, NL
2011 Breathonics, Van Zijll Langhout / Contemporary art, Amsterdam, NL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Blue Jeans, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
2011 Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion, MoMU Fashion Museum, Antwerp, BE
2005 ZOOM. Eyes on Dutch Fashion, Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR
2004 Wonder Holland, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, Rome, IT
2003 Invitation No. 75, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
2003 Snippets. Mode Fotografie Tentoonstelling, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, NL

Collections
Groninger Museum, NL
Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL

Selected Press
A presentation of their work and the Dear Mr/Mrs video by Blend Magazine here!