Carsten Sander, a photo artist, went on an extraordinary journey through all 27 EU member states. Traveling the roads of Europe in a camper van - and in challenging times - his mission was to take 1,000 portrait photographs of Europeans from a wide variety of ethnic and social backgrounds, rich and poor, old and young. He photographed celebrities, female politicians, athletes and people he met by chance on the street – and all are placed together as equals in the book
One thousand faces of the European Union is a demonstration of European impressions, a work about peaceful coexistence, tolerance and shared values. The project is a contemporary look at the humanity, emotionality and visionary power of the European idea.
With Faces of Europe, Carsten Sander follows up on his impressive photo art project, HEIMAT. Deutschland - Deine Gesichter, in which he portrayed 1,000 faces for the first time, presenting a diverse and fascinating picture of German society.
In his impressive illustrated book, Sander presents expressive photos. But he also lets his protagonists have their say - in print and audiovisual. Touching stories are hidden behind numerous portraits, which can be called up interactively using the augmented reality app "getbaff". The reader can expect interesting films and interviews that Carsten Sander conducted with citizens of the various EU countries. Impressions from Carsten Sander's trip round off the interactive concept. The multimedia content can also be called up with the smartphone via QR codes.