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 other numerous photo and design books. Works are also listed in the collections of the Groninger Museum and Centraal Museum Utrecht.

2016 WHOLE at Paris Photo, Offprint and Unseen book market
Solo exhibition at X-Bank Amsterdam
Book WHOLE, collected work 1989-2015
2015 Super size photographic works:
Commisioned work for Central Museum Utrecht, permanent phtographic installation 7.5 X 2.0 meters
3 Facade works for CitizemM hotel - Amstedam airport 
Solo exhibition @ Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam: photographic works: epoxy resin added to prints, photographs printed on fabric
2014 Participator at Unseen, photography fair (the Ravestijn gallery)
2013 Brand campaign Vlisco for the African market
2012 Fashion editorials for NRC de Luxe
Assignment Centraal Museum (Utrecht) for 5 photogrpahic works 
2009 Photographic installation Holy House, filling the east wing of Museum Arnhem with 3D photographic works, draped printed silk, video and other techniques
Solo exhibition at Gallery Dopolavore, Milan 
Event MASS. filling entrire building in centre of Amsterdam with installations, performances, collaborating with other artists and performers
2007 Photographic installation museum Arnhem: projecting video on a photographic print, using music
Shoot in Iceland with Bjork and Bernhard Willhelm 
2006 Commisions for KesselsKramer
2004 Photographic installation Stedlijk Museum Buro, wrapped objects and video
2003 Bernhard Willhelm 1999-2004 - book edit, art directions and design (LUKAS & STERNBERG)
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 Acamemy in Amsterdam