About

Freudenthal/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 numerous other photography - and design books.
Works are listed in the collections of the Groninger Museum and Centraal Museum Utrecht.

2017
  • Salone del Mobile, Milan: group exhibiton Masterly
  • Editorial Vogue NL
2016
  • presetation book WHOLE: Paris Photo, Offprint and Unseen Book Market
  • Solo exhibition at X-Bank Amsterdam
  • publication Book WHOLE, collected work 1989-2015, distr. Idea Books
  • commission KesselsKramer / CitizenM
2015
  • Agnes: permanent photographic installation, Commisioned work for Centraal Museum Utrecht, 7.5 X 2.0 meters
  • 3 Facade works for CitizemM hotel - Amstedam airport.
  • Solo exhibition @ Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam: photographic works: photographs with added epoxy resin, photographs printed on fabric
  • Editorial Harpers Bazar NL
2014
  • Participator at Unseen, photography fair (the Ravestijn gallery)
  • Couture Graphic, group show: Moti (Breda), Mudac (Lausanne)
2013
  • Brand campaign Vlisco for the African market
2012
  • Fashion editorials for NRC de Luxe
  • Assignment Centraal Museum (Utrecht) for 5 photogrpahic works 
2010
  • Painted: Smithsonian (washington) - group show
2009
  • Event MASS. filling entrire building in centre of Amsterdam with installations, performances, collaborating with other artists and performers
  • Solo exhibition at Gallery Dopolavore, Milan 
  • Photographic installation Holy House, filling the east wing of Museum Arnhem with 3D photographic works, draped printed silk, video and other techniques
2007

 

  • Photographic installation museum Arnhem, comission: projected video on a photographic print, including music
  • Group shows MoMu, Antwerpen and Kroller Muller Museum
  • Shoot in Iceland with Bjork and Bernhard Willhelm 
2006
  • Several commisions for KesselsKramer
2005
  • Wonderholland, Rome: exhibtion catalogue, photography and design
2004
  • Photographic installation Stedlijk Museum Buro, wrapped objects and video
2003
  • Bernhard Willhelm 1999-2004 - book edit, art directions and design (LUKAS & STERNBERG)
  • Stedelijk Museum Buro, Amsterdam, group show
2001
  • solo exhibiton at Studio Stefania Miscetti, Roma
2000
  • Publications Flash Art International, Visionaire (NY)
  • group shows Tokyo, New York
1999
  • Editorials using collage, using self shot material, occasionally combined with found photos
  • Starting collaboration with Bernhard Willhelm: lookbooks and art direction fashion shows
  • Numerous international fashion editorials, japan, US, London, Paris 
1998
  • Nomination Hyeres International Fashion Festival
  • Collaborating with performers, dancers & designers 
1991-1995
  • Life size 3 dimensional photographic installations, exhibitions at different locations in the Netherlands
  • 3 dimensional photographic epoxy works
1989
  • Fashion editorials for I-d magazine and Avenue
1983-1988
  • Carmen Freudenthal studies photography. Elle Verhagen studies fashion disign
    Both at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam