The Dutch vergers
For over a year, photographer Edith Gerritsma and journalist Andrea Hijmans have been immersed in the work of the Dutch vergers in the Netherlands. They followed five of them – three individual vergers and a verger couple – in their daily activities, attended services and marriages, funerals and baptismal ceremonies. The sat at meetings and visited trainings and scholarships.
The result is a documentary portrayed in word and image of a profession that once enjoyed great fame, but nowadays many do not know what it actually entails.