In 1955 Henri Cartier-Bresson published a small book that would add to his fame as a photographer. The name of that book was The Europeans.
HCB wanted to make a picture portrait of Europe after the war. It was a sad and glooming Europe trying to raise itself after the war disaster. But the photographs were optimistic. They were first class photography.
This project is inspired by what HCB did more than 60 years ago. Technology has changed, so the project has changed. It is not going to be a one man thing as HCB's project was. It is going to be a collective endeavour. We hope that you will participate.
All images have to be taken in 2010 or later.
The ambition is to arrange exhibitions in each major country both for national portfolios, as well as for the whole project.
The blog will eventually hold the best 50 images from each European country.
IN ADDITION: The very best images will be published in doc! photo magazine. The first publication is in January 2013. The country is France.
If you want to follow The Europeans, you should subscribe to this site. A notification will be sent to you when a new picture is selected.
The project runs from 2012 to 2015.
Good luck with it.
Copenhagen, October 1, 2012// December 15, 2012.
NB! It is not possible to load images directly to this site. You need to load them to one of the two Picture Base Camps on Facebook and flickr. From there your pictures might be selected to be published on this blog.
Find the links below.
Learn to navigate this site efficiently. Use the drop down menu in LOCATIONS to find countries and specific locations. Use TAG CLOUD to find locations and photographers. Good luck with it.