FACES OF EUROPE, an outdoor exposition around the historic town hall of Strasbourg

A cultural-political project initiated by Dusseldorf and Berlin-based photographer Carsten Sander, which is dedicated to the European public sphere. It was commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office within the framework of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2020. An extraordinary journey takes German photo artist Carsten Sander through all 27 EU Member States. His mission is to take one thousand portraits of Europeans of different ethnicities and social backgrounds, rich and poor, young and old. He depicts celebrities, athletes, politicians, chance encounters on the street all on equal terms, side by side. 1000 faces of the European Union – an impressive demonstration of European sentiment and a tribute to peaceful coexistence, tolerance and shared values.

Organiser: Federal Foreign Office (with missions abroad)

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Event location

Place Broglie, Strasbourg


Vanessa Sánchez Fernández

Auswärtiges Amt