The Europeans

The Europeans is a new project in collaboration with writer/filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen and design agency Kummer & Herrman. The multi-year project aspires to become an extensive time document in the tradition of Robert Frank’s The Americans or Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Les Européens. In Les Européens (1955), Cartier-Bresson looked beyond nationalism or local customs to find evidence for a greater identity, a European resemblance shared by the people and the landscape. Arnold and I feel inspired by this ambition. We expect to document at least twenty regions in the coming years, resulting in the same number of chapter publications and presentations. More information on the project will follow early 2020.


Cradley Heath, UK, 2019