epea 03: Shifting Boundaries. Exhibition opening in Hamburg

March 3 2017

From 3 March to 1 May 2017, the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg will be showing photo essays by twelve extraordinary young European photographers on the theme of “Shifting Boundaries.” The artists were nominated specifically to participate in the third round of the European Photo Exhibition Award (epea), a joint project by four European foundations.

Epea aims to contribute to and to intensify dialogue within Europe, as well as to support young European photographers at the beginning of their careers. The exhibition showcases the following photographers: Arianna Arcara (Italy), Pierfrancesco Celada (Italy), Marthe Aune Eriksen (Norway), Jakob Ganslmeier (Germany), Margarida Gouveia (Portugal), Marie Hald (Denmark), Dominic Hawgood (United Kingdom), Robin Hinsch (Germany), Ildikó Péter (Hungary), Eivind H. Natvig (Norway), Marie Sommer (France) and Christina Werner (Austria).

The European Photo Exhibition Award is a joint project by the Hamburg-based Körber Foundation, the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca (Italy), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal) and the Fritt Ord Foundation (Norway). The aim of the epea is to present the diverse perspectives of extraordinary young European photographers on a variety of socially relevant topics and to encourage a dialogue within Europe. The past two editions of the European Photo Exhibition Award on the themes of “European Identities” and “The New Social” attracted more than 175,000 visitors across four cities.

Additional information on the project: www.epeaphoto.org
Details on the exhibition are also available at: www.deichtorhallen.de

Experiencing, recognizing, and actively or passively dealing with borders—this phenomenon is characteristic of the situation in Europe not only at the present moment. How can we approach European history and understand the constant and complex changes in Europe? The theme of “Shifting Boundaries” makes reference to these lines of separation and calls on us to direct our gaze at geographic, sociocultural, and psychological barriers. In their photo essays, the photographers deal with the shifting of boundaries and urban changes in the past and the present and examine processes of perception and digitization.

Exhibition dates

  • May 20th – August 28th 2016: Paris, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France
  • October 15th – December 11th 2016: Lucca, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Exhibition Center), Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca
  • March 3rd – May 1st 2017: Hamburg, Haus der Photographie der Deichtorhallen
  • September 15th – November 26th 2017: Oslo, Nobel Peace Center