From May 3 through June 3, House of Photography at Deichtorhallen Hamburg will present the photo-essays created by 12 young European photographers on the theme of European identities. The photographers are selected participants from the first European Photo Exhibition Award (epea), a project jointly organized by Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Institusjonen Fritt Ord and Körber-Stiftung. This European initiative took as its starting point the »Körber Photo Award«, founded back in 1999. The goal behind epea is to present the broad range of different takes by talented young European photographers on socially-relevant issues and to foster inner-European dialogue.

The »European Photo Exhibition Award 01: European Identities« exhibition in Hamburg marks the start of an exhibition that will tour Europe. As of fall 2012 the photographic essays will be showcased in renowned exhibition halls and at photo festivals in Paris, Lucca and Oslo.

The exhibition features photographic essays by Catarina Botelho, José Pedro Cortes, Gabriele Croppi, João Grama, Monica Larsen, Frederic Lezmi, Pietro Masturzo, Hannah Modigh, Davide Monteleone, Linn Schröder, Marie Sjøvold and Isabelle Wenzel. The 12 photographers were selected by Norwegian photographer Rune Eraker, Portuguese sociologist and curator Sérgio Mah, the artistic director curator of the Italian Lucca Photo Festival, Enrico Stefanelli, and Ingo Taubhorn, curator at the House of Photography at Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. The four curators accompanied the photographers during the production of the essays and jointly discussed the works with them at wWorkshops. On the occasion of the exhibition an illustrated catalogue will be published in the Photo-Art series at Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/Berlin.

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