Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam The Netherlands
Photo Associations & Memberships:
DuPho, Platform GKf
About Rosa Verhoeve
My name is Rosa Verhoeve and I am a photographer in Amsterdam, based in the Netherlands. Right after my graduation from the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy, I lived off-and-on in a small farmers community in France for seven years. There I discovered the powerful tool of photography with an old Rolleiflex at hand. I became the village storyteller and this enriching experience became the blueprint for my photography. I like to take my time, wander about, immerse myself in a place, a subject, a country.
I have worked on long-term photo projects in Europe, Africa and Indonesia. From 2008 until the present, I have been working on a personal photo project called Kopi Susu ("coffee with milk" in Indonesian). This series is a constructed memoir about my mixed descent (Dutch/ Indonesian) and my family history in the Dutch East Indies.
While on the road, I taught photography in Kenya, Ethiopia and Indonesia. Currently, I teach photography and art history at the Dutch Fotovakschool