Eyes on Europe - Nobel Peace Center

Nobel Peace Center


  1. Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center
  2. Photo: Stephanie Steinkopf
  3. Photo: Simona Ghizzoni
  4. Photo: Paula Winkler
  5. Photo: Linda Bournane Engelberth
  6. Photo: Espen Rasmussen
  7. Photo: Patricia Almeida
  8. Photo: Massimo Berruti
  9. Photo: Kirill Golovchenko
  10. Photo: Jan Bryjczynski
  11. Photo: Eric Giraudet de Boudemange
  12. Photo: Arja Hyytiäinen
  13. Photo: Andre Cepeda

Eyes on Europe

04 Mar 2014–21 Apr 2014

The second edition of The European Photo Exhibition Award is ready for its world premiere at the Nobel Peace Center, before it moves on to Lucca, Paris and Hamburg. Eyes on Europe shows how the twelve prize winning photographers have interpreted a changing Europe – The New Social.

The second edition of the photo exhibition European Identities opens 3 March at 17.00 at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Twelve selected European photographers will explore societal change and social commitment in a Europe in crisis. Two Norwegian photographers have been included, Espen Rasmussen and Linda Bournane Engelberth.

The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo is the first venue of the new project. The exhibition moves on to Lucca and Paris during autumn of 2014, and ends at Haus der Photographie in Hamburg in 2015.

The twelve photographers are: Patricia Almeida (Portugal), Massimo Berruti (Italy), Eric Giraudet de Boudemange (France), Jan Brykczynski (Poland), André Cepeda (Portugal), Linda Bournane Engelberth (Norway), Simona Ghizzoni (Italy), Kirill Golovchenko (Ukraine), Arja Hyytiäinen (Finland), Espen Rasmussen (Norway), Stefanie Steinkopf (Germany) and Paula Winkler (Germany).

– Documentary photography directly addresses our feelings, across age and geography. The Nobel Peace Center is delighted to show this European collaboration to our enthusiastic audience, Bente Erichsen, Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center states.

European Identities, the first photo exhibition in the epea series, was seen by more than 100 000 people in Oslo alone. It had its last day at the Nobel Peace Center 15 September 2013.

European Photo Exhibition Award (epea) was established by the four European foundations Körber-Stiftung (Germany), Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca (Italy), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal) and Fritt Ord (Norway).

A team of curators is selected by the foundations. It consists of photographer Rune Eraker from Norway, sociologist and curator Sérgio Mah from Portugal, artistic director Enrico Stefanelli at the Lucca Photo Festival in Italy and director Ingo Taubhorn at Haus der Photographie in Deictorhallen in Hamburg, have followed the twelve selected photographers through the development of the various photo series and during joint workshops right up until the actual exhibition.

You can read more about the European Photo Exhibition Award here.

See video from the exhibition: