After graduating from the Rietveld Art Academy, Mo Verlaan (1963) started out in experimental theatre, creating sets on location as well as performing. Her love for travelling and cooking made Mo found the company De Drie Gezusters catering to (inter)national film crews from a converted truck. A growing passion for photography made her enter the Photo Academy. She graduated in 2016 with a joint exhibition and her first book Resonance was launched, in which she explored the impermanence of light, the brief and fleeting beauty of landscapes, architecture and people.
She studied for a year at Atelier Smedsby in Paris and attended masterclasses with Anders Petersen and Machiel Botman.
She was Winner of The Photo Award at Mt. Rokko Int. Photo Festival 2019 in Kobe, Finalist at the Hariban Award and Winner single image at the 9th JM Cameron Award in 2016. She was awarded with several Honorable Mentions in the past years (IPA, JMCA, Minimalist Awards, Monovision, FAPA, TIFA)