my citymy viewyoungphotographerscelebrating25 years ofEUROCITIES
Paul Bevan                            Secretary GeneralEUROCITIESphoto competitionIn celebration of its 25th anniversary, ...
m y c i t ymijnstadmavillemiciudadmojeměstomy view
We would like to thank thefollowing cities for theirgenerous contributionstowards our EUROCITIES25 years special activitie...
FOREWORD           Frank Jensen           Lord Mayor           of Copenhagen           President of           EUROCITIES  ...
Anna Drozd specialises in         Michael Chia is a freelance         Caroline Van Kerckhoven is       social, employment ...
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WINNER                           Jelena Bajić, 24 years                           Jelena Pažin, 25 years    BANJA LUKA    ...
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WINNER                Antigoni Metaxaki                25 years    HERAKLION    Greece                Anticipation        ...
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WINNER                Srdjan Srdjanov                24 years     NOVI SAD     Serbia                Forever Young        ...
AARHUS                                                                 DenmarkSara S. and Alaa E. play football in the sch...
AMSTERDAM          Netherlands                             This spot means a lot to me because it radiates peace and      ...
ANTWERP                                                                 BelgiumThe picture was taken by a young photograph...
BARCELONA                            Joy in the Castell                            ‘Castells’, or human towers, are part o...
BELFAST                                                                 United KingdomEvery day I notice how the landscape...
BERGEN Norway                            True Norwegian Black Metal                            The picture is taken in Ber...
BEYOGLUIstanbul is built on two continents joined by the Bosphorus,and was once the capital of three empires: Roman,Byzant...
BIALYSTOK Poland        This photo was taken when the skateboarding season was                             about to finish...
I am very fortunate to enjoy this view of Birmingham frommy home in Edgbaston. Every time I look out of my window         ...
BONN      Germany                                                 A city is a melting pot and meeting point of different p...
BORDEAUX                                                                  FranceA moment in time that represents everythin...
BRABANTSTAD            Netherlands                                Photo taken at Breda Central station. Through the window...
Why do I enjoy my life in Bratislava? One thing I havealways appreciated in people is their effort, their hope – no       ...
BRIGHTON & HOVE                                                                                  NOT INCLUDED             ...
BRISTOLThese photographs were taken by a group of young peopleat Knowle West Media Centre, based in one of the mosteconomi...
BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION                          Belgium                                              Sitting in situ     ...
BUDAPEST                                                                    HungaryYou can see the Chain Bridge in this pi...
CHEMNITZ           Germany                            I chose the landmark of Chemnitz – the Karl Marx                    ...
CopEnHAGEndenmarklukas Joel Rosenkrantz Schaaft20 yearsAround CopenhagenFor me, this photo of the Round Towershows Copenha...
PhoenixTRAUM‘Phoenix’ was the name of a big steel mill in Dortmund that                                                   ...
DRESDEN         Germany                       The photo shows friends sitting by the riverbank, and in the                ...
DUBLIN                                                                                  Ireland                 Sometimes ...
EDINBURGH         United Kingdom                               Looking North                               This picture wa...
EINDHOVEN                                                                NetherlandsPanorama 18 SeptemberpleinEindhoven’s ...
ESPOO    Finland      Anne-Mauri Auvinen    The photo was taken in a schoolyard in Viherlaakso, one of                 22 ...
FLORENCE                                                                ItalyThe photo is of a concert in Florence inside ...
FRANKFURT AM MAIN                   Germany                                 As a dental assistant, I work for an orthodont...
GDANSKPolandSergiy Kanarsky22 yearsOliva Park, which takes its name from AdamMickiewicz, the great Polish poet, charms man...
GENOA      Italy     Of people passin’ by                          This shot was taken in the heart of the historic city c...
GHENT                                                                   BelgiumHello, my name is Jan De Schoenmaeker, I am...
GIJON      Spain                            The city under my feet ... air of freedom                            The pictu...
GOTHENBURG                                                                  SwedenThis photo was taken in Gothenburg, on a...
GRENOBLE France                            This photo was taken from the panoramic site of ‘La Bastille’,                 ...
HAMBURGGermanySebastian Mietzner32 yearsOld in the NewThe 132 metre-high baroque spire belongsto the church St. Michaelis,...
KATOWICE                           Poland                                      Mateusz Pławski                            ...
KOSICESlovakiaJakub Valášek19 yearsI have been living in Kosice for many years. Ialways enjoy walking around the city. I w...
KRAKOW                         Foggy Day                         A photo showing the Laetus Bernatek foot and bike bridge....
LEIPZIGGermanySteffi Kunze22 yearsThe photo captures the mentality of thecitizens of Leipzig. It’s a young city which isho...
LJUBLJANA           Slovenia                           Ljubljana’s market place                           It was one of th...
The photo I took was not originally intended to participate                                                               ...
LYON  France                       Under the bridge                       This picture was taken under the university brid...
MALMO                                                                    SwedenThis picture was taken on a beautiful sprin...
MANCHESTER                                 Market Street                                 I am a street photographer based ...
MANNHEIM                                                                    GermanyThe photograph shows the Mannheim comed...
MARSEILLE   France                                When I was young, I often came with my grandparents to                  ...
MILAN                                                                 ItalyPorta Ticinese medieval city gateThe photo was ...
MUNICH        Germany                       I took the picture at the river Isar. We were a group of                      ...
NANTES                                                                                  France                 This pictur...
NEWCASTLE         United Kingdom                                This is a picture of Newcastle. I took the picture because...
This photo was taken while on a walk to photograph the                                                                NICO...
NISSerbia                        Beginning and the end                        I took this photo at the railway station in ...
NUREMBERGGermanyHeike Dietz24 yearsOnce upon a time in…NurembergFive young, self-confident ladies are dressedin the Franco...
OSLO      Norway                              Ignorance                              ‘Ignorance’ portrays two men in suits...
Kalaboltsi (Fishball)                                         OULU                                                        ...
PARKSTAD LIMBURG                 Netherlands                                   Growth, health and concrete nestle amidst t...
PILSEN                                                                    Czech RepublicI have been living in Pilsen since...
PORTO       Portugal                       What is Porto? We cannot tell Porto by a single image. It’s                    ...
The Old Market Square, third largest in Poland, is one of themain centres of social life for the citizens of Poznan. It is...
RIGA Latvia                        The present is elusive. The moment in which we live is                        the recip...
RIJEKA                                                                  CroatiaTri – ThreeOn one side, there are three old...
ROTTERDAM                          Netherlands                                            John Vane                       ...
RZESZOW                                                             PolandThis picture was taken using a pinhole camera, a...
SKOPJE      FYR Macedonia                            In trying to find the thing which best represents my life            ...
STOCKHOLM                                                                SwedenWhen I took the photo I thought about how t...
STRASBOURG France                               This picture was taken in Strasbourg, in the Rivétoile quarter.           ...
SUNDERLAND                                                                               United Kingdom                 Th...
TAMPERE                      Finland                                            Elsa Heikkilä                             ...
TERRASSA                                                                  SpainThis picture was taken in the city of Terra...
THE HAGUE                     Netherlands                                     Nicola Fraccaroli                           ...
TURIN                                                                ItalyFreetime on a roofMy roof is a living part of Tu...
UTRECHT        Netherlands                            I chose to take this photo because it says a lot about my view      ...
VENICE                                                                 ItalyThe new generationIt is up to the new generati...
VIENNA Austria       Lights around the Danube                          After spending my gap year in South Africa I visite...
VILNIUSLithuaniaJustina Kiviliūtė18 yearsMeditationThis view was captured through the oldwindow of St. Francis and Bernard...
WARSAW                       Poland                                         Daniel Bienias                                ...
ZAGREBCroatiaVanja Vučinić24 yearsPerfect StrangerSome photos are the result of careful planning.This is not one of those....
ZURICH       Switzerland                         Window of Zurich                         This was taken on the ancient vi...
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  1. 1. my citymy viewyoungphotographerscelebrating25 years ofEUROCITIES
  2. 2. Paul Bevan Secretary GeneralEUROCITIESphoto competitionIn celebration of its 25th anniversary, EUROCITIESasked its members to provide a photo - taken bya young person between the ages of 15 and 25- which represents their city. Cities could choosehow best to select this photo, with somelaunching competitions or taking advantage ofsocial media to reach young photographers.The criteria for competition entries werethat they must be taken by a photographerbetween the ages of 15 and 25, and that theymust illustrate ‘people and place’ in line with theEUROCITIES 2011Genoa conference theme, withsome suggested themes such as wealth andpoverty, planning for the future, transformationprocesses and liveable neighbourhoods.The chosen photos were then submitted, withthree winners picked by an independent jury.All young photographers were invited to Genoato exhibit their photos.We also received some entries which, althoughprinted in this book, were not eligible for thecompetition, some because their photographerwas outside the age bracket, or because theywere submitted after the deadline.
  3. 3. m y c i t ymijnstadmavillemiciudadmojeměstomy view
  4. 4. We would like to thank thefollowing cities for theirgenerous contributionstowards our EUROCITIES25 years special activities: GRAND LYON NANTES METROPOLE ROTTERDAM THE HAGUE WARSAW
  5. 5. FOREWORD Frank Jensen Lord Mayor of Copenhagen President of EUROCITIES ‘My city – my view’ is a collection of photos by young photographers from across the EUROCITIES network. To celebrate 25 years of EUROCITIES, members were asked to select one photo which best represents their city, taken by a young person aged 15 to 25. They embraced the concept, with many launching calls for entries using competitions and social media. With the title in mind, we were looking for images which show the people and the places that make up our cities. In these pages you will find the inspiring contributions we have received from young photographers across Europe. It is these young people who will shape the future of our cities, bringing with them new skills, perspectives and ideas. It is therefore essential that we nurture and encourage this talent, and this photo book is an excellent example of showcasing their potential. This book also offers a unique insight into city life across our network: the people and the places that make Europe what it is today. I encourage you to take the time to enjoy this book, read the stories behind the photos and reflect on what the next 25 years might have in store for Europe’s cities, with these young people paving the way. 4
  6. 6. Anna Drozd specialises in Michael Chia is a freelance Caroline Van Kerckhoven is social, employment and commercial and art a youth worker at D’BROEJ, education policy in EUROCITIES. photographer. He has an association of ten youth Last year, she coordinated had several exhibitions in organisations in different our activities under the 2010 international fine art galleries. neighbourhoods in Brussels. European Year for Combating Through leisure activities and Poverty and Social Exclusion. Michael was born and raised projects, D’BROEJ contributes to Her main interests are social in Singapore, and now lives the development and support and physical regeneration in and works in Brussels, Belgium. of children and youngsters. urban areas, planning and He is also an accomplished management in cities, as photography workshop leader Caroline began her career as well as the public sector in and organises seminars for a physicist, but quickly shifted general, education policy and people who wish to use this her focus to social work. After international development. media as a tool for artistic self a year spent volunteering in Taking photos is her hobby expression. Pakistan and Bolivia, she arrived and she is especially keen on in Brussels in 2004 where she concert photography, urban He has accumulated his has been working for several and travel photography, as well vast experience travelling years. As well as youth work, as landscapes. In the future, around Europe and Asia for she also makes documentaries. she would like to start making his photography projects. This Within D’BROEJ, she guides and photo-reportages. provided him with an eye for supports youth workers and detail and an ease for working their groups in using video and with people when shooting other multimedia tools as a way THE JURY portraits. of communicating, exploring the world and expressing themselves.5
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  8. 8. WINNER Jelena Bajić, 24 years Jelena Pažin, 25 years BANJA LUKA Bosnia & Herzegovina Connection This photo was taken during a 24-hour photo marathon. The idea was to produce ten creative photographs of their hometown. This seemed like an interesting challenge, but they had no idea how much of a challenge it would be. They brainstormed ideas, but couldn’t brainstorm their way around the fact that it was snowing and freezing that day. Ustanička Street is one of the most peculiar streets in Banja Luka. Every house has a story to tell. People usually have huge, uninviting garage doors designed to keep everyone at bay, but these bright blue doors with an improvised post box were just the opposite. They conveyed the owner’s sense of humour and stood out for their uniqueness. Our busy day-to-day lives can make us blind to the most wonderful things around us. Even in the tiniest streets far from the bustling city centre one can discover small hidden treasures.7
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  10. 10. WINNER Antigoni Metaxaki 25 years HERAKLION Greece Anticipation While walking the streets of Heraklion one sunny morning I caught sight of this little girl. She was sitting on the ground at the Morozini Square playing her accordion, waiting for passersby to reward her with a coin. Her eyes are fixed on the woman’s bag and clothes. Though it is not an unusual sight nowadays, what touched me more was the desperate expression on her face, reflecting the poverty and abandonment, not only of this specific girl, but of helpless and innocent girls around the world being exploited by grown-ups. Will it ever be possible to eliminate the gap between poverty and wealth? Will the world ever be fairer?9
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  12. 12. WINNER Srdjan Srdjanov 24 years NOVI SAD Serbia Forever Young This photo was taken during this year’s ‘third photomarathon’ in Novi Sad. This event attracts photographers from all over the country trying to capture the essence of our city. I noticed these three senior ladies leaving a retirement club and getting into a vintage car. Since there were photographers all over the town and everybody knew about the event, these ladies were nice enough to let me take a photo of them. Novi Sad is a city of young people. We have a big university campus with nearly 40,000 students. In an environment like this it is easy to preserve a young spirit that will stay with you throughout your whole life.11
  13. 13. AARHUS DenmarkSara S. and Alaa E. play football in the schoolyard atLykkeskolen in Aarhus, Denmark. Lykkeskolen is anindependent school with a focus on the study of the Qur’anand the Arabic language. The girls in the seventh gradeclass at the school are facing a decision in their lives thatis very important to their religion. Around the age of 14and 15, young Muslim women typically are faced with thedecision of whether or not to take the hijab, the Muslim veilof modesty. Most of the girls in the seventh grade class atLykkeskolen have already taken the veil, though some arestill making the decision. However, all express excitement Katie Curridat the chance to take the hijab, as they see it as a symbol of 21 yearsIslam and also a sign of maturity. 12
  14. 14. AMSTERDAM Netherlands This spot means a lot to me because it radiates peace and Roxanne Spaans quiet in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. If I 18 years didn’t know Amsterdam and I saw this photo, I would want to stay here forever.13
  15. 15. ANTWERP BelgiumThe picture was taken by a young photographer fromStampmedia. Stampmedia is a youth press agency based inAntwerp. All their articles and pictures are written and takenby young volunteers.The photo was taken at Park Middenvijver, in Antwerp at akite festival that was organised in partnership with differentactors from the local community: the cultural centre, theAfghan community, schools, etc. The activity was partof the programme of Antwerp European Youth Capital Vincent Buyssens2011. We chose the photo because it shows the beauty of 21 yearsmulticultural and sectoral crossover and cooperation. 14
  16. 16. BARCELONA Joy in the Castell ‘Castells’, or human towers, are part of the culture of Catalonia. Spain Declared ‘intangible cultural heritage’ by UNESCO in 2010, the castells are human towers that are very beautiful as well as being technically demanding. The human towers require effort and solidarity: the youngest ‘castellers’ climb up to the top of the tower while the strongest ones support the base. The photograph shows, close up, the delight of Petra Rechach i Torrens, a member of the ‘Colla dels Castellers de Sants’ (the Human Tower Association of the neighbourhood of Sants). In the background you can see how the tower is being successfully dismantled. The photograph was taken during La Mercè, a major festival in Barcelona, in the main Sant Jaume Jorge Dourado square. 31 years The photograph reflects the values of the city of Barcelona: NOT INCLUDED effort, solidarity, beauty and joy... IN COMPETITION15
  17. 17. BELFAST United KingdomEvery day I notice how the landscape around myneighbourhood becomes more and more congested withthe sight of cranes, building works and factories. Before theview of Cave Hill in the background is lost forever in thejungle of buildings, I just wanted to capture one last pictureof it. The picture was taken from my house and I chose itbecause it shows the unique relationship that Cave Hill haswith the city below it, which I feel is being lost. I feel the Christopher Taterelationship between the two is slowly dissolving as a result 16 yearsof industry. 16
  18. 18. BERGEN Norway True Norwegian Black Metal The picture is taken in Bergen (Norway) at the historic Bryggen, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list of cultural and natural heritage. The photographer is 23 years old and lives in Bergen. He is studying literature and is hoping one day to become a professional photographer. The picture is taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and shows ‘Kadaver’ from the band ‘Istårn’. The picture was taken Jarle Hovda Moe spontaneously. It shows Bergen as a traditional maritime city 23 years as well as an innovative cultural city, and as such it is seen through youthful eyes.17
  19. 19. BEYOGLUIstanbul is built on two continents joined by the Bosphorus,and was once the capital of three empires: Roman,Byzantium and Ottoman, with an 8500 year history andextensive cultural heritage. The Golden Horn separates Turkeythe district of Beyoglu from the historic peninsula ofSultanahmet. This side of the Golden Horn was built upin the Byzantium period around the 5th century and wasthe base for European merchants, particularly from Genoaand Venice. The districts of Beyoglu, Pera and Galata, withbeautiful views of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus,make up the historical and cultural quarter of Istanbul. Whenwalking through the streets of Galata and Beyoglu throughKarakoy, you hear the seagulls and the whistling of the ferriescrossing the Bosphorus. I took this picture on the ferry toÜsküdar, with the beautiful seagull and view of the Galata Özge Sena KüçükTower. The seagull symbolises freedom, and the Galata Tower 17 yearslove! Freedom and love together ! 18
  20. 20. BIALYSTOK Poland This photo was taken when the skateboarding season was about to finish. Just a few days later, it was snowing for the first time that year and skating was only possible in a roofed skate park. In the photo we can see one of Białystok’s skateboarders performing a kickflip from two wide steps of ‘Barcelona’. ‘Barcelona’ is a place behind the Białystok City Hall (visible in the background) covered almost completely in granite, which is the perfect surface for skateboarding. In the background we can also see an excavator, a pile of sand and a fence – it was the beginning of the construction of a municipal ice-skating rink, which nowadays makes winter Emil Stankiewicz more pleasant for all inhabitants. 19 years These days, you can find skateboarding enthusiasts every day in the Skate Plaza, opened for public use in spring 2010.19
  21. 21. I am very fortunate to enjoy this view of Birmingham frommy home in Edgbaston. Every time I look out of my window BIRMINGHAM United Kingdomthere is something new and interesting to see. I love livingin this vibrant, exciting and constantly evolving city. Aftera particularly heavy downpour, a rainbow appeared forjust a few moments and luckily I was able to capture thescene. It seemed fitting that the rainbow, in all its simplicityand tranquillity, had settled over the complex and bustlingBullring markets and shopping centre which is consideredby many, myself included, to be the heart of the city andthe symbol of modern Birmingham. The image capturesthe contrasting aspects of Birmingham, from St Martin’schurch, a symbol of Birmingham’s heritage, to the modern Richard Jamesarchitecture of the Bullring, capturing the cranes in action 20 yearsdeveloping the city well into the future. 20
  22. 22. BONN Germany A city is a melting pot and meeting point of different people. Sometimes the people have different ideals, sometimes the same ideals. Only people can give an anonymous city a face. A couple can make a paradise out of the city, for them, for others. This magical moment made the stars in the sky grow, and the lights shine. This is electricity, and modern, Julian Mostert-Lapo Isabella Escobedo cold cities, made from glass and concrete, need this kind 18 years 16 years of electricity, generated by their wonderful people. These feelings are both unique and universal for all human beings...21
  23. 23. BORDEAUX FranceA moment in time that represents everything aboutBordeaux to me: Bordeaux yesterday with its beautiful18th century architecture and its Place de la Bourse, aUNESCO world heritage site, and Bordeaux today with itsmagnificent public space, originally called the ‘water mirror’,that has become a ‘beach’ thanks to the enthusiasm of theinhabitants who took to it right away. It also shows Bordeauxdeveloping with its innovative cable-free tram system (theworld’s first), complementing the historic surroundings. Pierre-Hugo LecomteAnd above all, Bordeaux tomorrow, full of promise, with this 18 yearsdreaming girl and the kids running through the water. 22
  24. 24. BRABANTSTAD Netherlands Photo taken at Breda Central station. Through the windows of the waiting area, you can see people sitting on the train. Different railway areas in BrabantStad are being redeveloped. The transformation of these areas is meant to create new multifunctional centres. The objective is to achieve a good mixture of working, living and leisure. These major Milou Huijsmans projects are a small part of the whole programme ‘investing 17 years together in BrabantStad 2008-2012’, which is an investment programme of €1.4 billion.23
  25. 25. Why do I enjoy my life in Bratislava? One thing I havealways appreciated in people is their effort, their hope – no BRATISLAVA Slovakiamatter how small these may be. It gives me the feeling thatnothing is pointless, that standing up for my own opinionsis still worthwhile. That is why you should not let yourselfbe dragged along by society but should always stay true toyourself! Be willing to help others and one day your effortswill be repaid.I took this picture when I was on my way home from school,on an ordinary housing estate, one of hundreds in Bratislava.The scene made me think of a great number of people Iknow. The people who never submit to apparently difficult Kristína Jedličkovásituations, but who, instead, try to fight for their views every 18 yearstime (a ladybird trying to remove a cigarette butt). 24
  26. 26. BRIGHTON & HOVE NOT INCLUDED IN COMPETITION United Kingdom This photograph was taken one morning looking out of my window from my house in Brighton & Hove. The weather had been getting colder and colder for a few weeks and the only thing people could talk about was whether it was going to snow or not. When I woke up on this morning I took the Beth Moss chance to capture the long-awaited snow in all its glory 20 years before it melted again. I like the way it looks as though the rooftops have been painted.25
  27. 27. BRISTOLThese photographs were taken by a group of young peopleat Knowle West Media Centre, based in one of the mosteconomically deprived areas of the city. The centre aimsto develop and support cultural, social and economic United Kingdomregeneration through the use of digital media.As one of the UK’s leading cycling cities, the group wereencouraged to take their cameras on a bike tour throughoutthe city and capture their view of Bristol.The images represent the wealth of diversity within thecity. Bristol has a range of parks and green spaces that areenjoyed by both young and old. Its strong industrial heritageas a port city has given way to a vibrant harbour, wherewater has become an integral part of enjoying the city. Awalk through this area reveals the vestiges of trade, power, Holly Rolfe Tom Robert-Willett Taishie Riley-Harrison Toni Grayculture and creativity upon which the city of Bristol has built 15 years 17 years 15 years 14 yearsits foundations. 26
  28. 28. BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION Belgium Sitting in situ This picture is part of a series of photographs I’ve taken, as a young student at the Ecole de photographie de la ville de Bruxelles, in public spaces in the Brussels Capital Region. The theme for the assignment was ‘people and places’ in Brussels, so I did some exploring and here and there stopped to pose with various Belgian symbols (chocolate, beer, French fries…). Then I edited the pictures in HDR (High Dynamic Range). The final result is a series of wide-angle distorted self- portraits with out-of-focus passersby in the background, Léo Bouteiller which reflect my status as a Parisian in Brussels, a city where 21 years I feel somewhat lost but which I also adore because it is so liveable, cosmopolitan and welcoming.27
  29. 29. BUDAPEST HungaryYou can see the Chain Bridge in this picture. When I took thisphoto, I was at the top of the tunnel at Square Clark, Ádám. Iused a Canon EOS 450D +18-55mm F/3,5-5 IS camera, withHama sand. The aperture was F/25 and the shutter speedwas 15s. The picture was taken in early March. The reason fortaking the photo is that I like long shutter speed photos andI have a series of similar pictures. The picture is the symbol ofthe improvement of the traffic, because a lot of motorwayshave been built recently. When metroline four is finished Péter Kurucz-Morvaithere will be a big step forward in public transport, but this 18 yearsproject is still under construction. 28
  30. 30. CHEMNITZ Germany I chose the landmark of Chemnitz – the Karl Marx monument. But why? In the German Democratic Republic, Karl Marx was regarded as a leading figure in political life and ideology. Many monuments were erected to him – also in our city. The inhabitants call it the ‘Nischel’, the word for head in Saxon dialect. In 1953, the city was renamed Karl-Marx-Stadt. After a referendum 37 years later, the city returned to the old name. I thought this was a good starting point but not good enough. Another detail is necessary. I chose my bicycle – my Alexander Heidel constant companion for many years. It is another symbol for 24 years Chemnitz. It was made by the DIAMANT company which was founded in 1885 in the city.29
  31. 31. CopEnHAGEndenmarklukas Joel Rosenkrantz Schaaft20 yearsAround CopenhagenFor me, this photo of the Round Towershows Copenhagen as a city where historyand modernism are connected. The RoundTower represents Copenhagen as both ahistorical and a contemporary metropolis. KingChristian IV, who built the Round Tower, was amodern king. He laid the foundations for theCopenhagen that I and other young peoplelove to live in and whose character we areshaping. Today, Copenhagen is a hip city withplenty of opportunities. I chose to take a photoof the traditional Copenhagen and not themodern changes. At the core of Copenhagenis its extensive history and that is why I choseto represent Copenhagen by capturing itsheritage, not the modernism. Copenhagendoes not feel like a satellite city, like many bigcities outside Europe.noT InCludEdIn CompETITIon 29b
  32. 32. PhoenixTRAUM‘Phoenix’ was the name of a big steel mill in Dortmund that DORTMUND Germanyclosed in 2001. Phoenix is a symbol for structural change inDortmund. Where in the past heavy industries dominatedthe city and the people, today new technology companiesare joined by parks and culture.PhoenixTRAUM (dream of Phoenix) is a project where young Constanze Knollpeople are dealing with the technological, economical and Stella Lennartzsocial change in Dortmund. The industrial past forms the Kim Visscherbackdrop for young people’s own wishes and visions for their Nicole Witczakcity. The photo shows one setting created by the project: all 15 years oldyoung people acting out a classical ‘still-life’ in front of theindustrial buildings as a vision for the future.Phoenix is a synonym for the past and the future in the cityof Dortmund. 30
  33. 33. DRESDEN Germany The photo shows friends sitting by the riverbank, and in the background is the silhouette of Dresden’s beautiful baroque old town. Dresden is a great place to be - for young and old, for tourists and residents. Dresden is magnificent not only because of the art treasures, but also because of its charming landscape. It is known Pia Loges as Florence on the Elbe. During the summer holidays, my 15 years friends and I enjoy sitting by the riverbank, talking, laughing and having a great time.31
  34. 34. DUBLIN Ireland Sometimes life doesn’t have to be spectacular or exciting to enjoy it, as these people demonstrate, relaxing on the board- walk alongside the Liffey. This was taken from the Ha’Penny bridge. I was quite surprised to see such a large number of Eoin ConnollyNOT INCLUDED people just sitting there, enjoying the view. I wanted to join 22 yearsIN COMPETITION them, but I of course, was in a hurry to catch the train. 32
  35. 35. EDINBURGH United Kingdom Looking North This picture was taken, at the top of Calton Hill, Edinburgh. It is overlooking the north side of the city. The picture is of a little girl looking over the city in which she has been born and raised. The picture expresses the way that young people look at the city and the fact that most will grow up in it. This image captures how the city has buildings that have been Jack Brown there since early 12th century and buildings that have just 15 years old been built. In the future, how this city develops might just be in this girl’s hands.33
  36. 36. EINDHOVEN NetherlandsPanorama 18 SeptemberpleinEindhoven’s 18 Septemberplein at night. The squarecommemorates the liberation of Eindhoven on 18September 1944. The photo shows the city’s industrialheritage: the Philips headquarters and a large light bulb Sean Vosfactory in the modern shopping area of the city today. 25 yearsThe picture was taken at GLOW, the city’s yearly light event. 34
  37. 37. ESPOO Finland Anne-Mauri Auvinen The photo was taken in a schoolyard in Viherlaakso, one of 22 years the loveliest neighbourhoods in Espoo. It was an evening in May. Youngsters go there to doss around, play and chat.35
  38. 38. FLORENCE ItalyThe photo is of a concert in Florence inside the Loggiadei Lanzi near Palazzo Vecchio during the Europa Festivalevening.Looking at the photo, it appears the Sabine woman is tryingto reach the symbol of Europe and finally manages to touchit with her hand. This represents an approach to Europe, tothe future. At the base of the statue, in the shadows, thereis an old man stuck between the legs of a young man. He isdesperate because of his condition. The statue is called ‘the Niccolò Mattonithree generations’. These three generations, in the picture, 24 yearsare looking to their future and to Europe. 36
  39. 39. FRANKFURT AM MAIN Germany As a dental assistant, I work for an orthodontist. In 2009/2010 I had the honour of being Bergen-Enkheim’s ‘Apple Wine Queen’ . Bergen-Enkheim is a district of Frankfurt. In addition, I am a professionally trained make-up artist and in my free time I work as a children’s animator where I also do face painting for children. During my make-up artist training I learnt to do body painting and this is how I got the idea – as a girl from Frankfurt – to paint Frankfurt’s skyline on the backs of my friends. Once my friends had agreed to my suggestion, the painting was completed within seven hours. I discovered my artistic talent when I won the first prize at ‘Jugend malt’, Nadin Otto a young people’s painting competition in Wiesbaden. I 23 years attended the Frankfurt School of Fashion, Graphics and Design.37
  40. 40. GDANSKPolandSergiy Kanarsky22 yearsOliva Park, which takes its name from AdamMickiewicz, the great Polish poet, charms manypeople with its beauty, its unique form andwonderful nature. The main building of OlivaPark is surrounded by extraordinary naturein mostly regular shapes. The most beautifulpart of park, known as the French part, wasdesigned by the gardener Hentschla, who wasinspired by the principles of Andre Le Notre.This charming and quiet district of Gdansk washonoured as the third most beautiful place onEarth by the explorer Alexander von Humbold.This park is my favourite place to walk. I liketo spend time there alone. As a child I liked toimagine that somewhere in the Abbot’s Palacelived the royal family, and while strolling upboulevards I made up different stories. Onewinter morning, on my way to school, I tookthis picture. Now this photo is my favouriteone. 38
  41. 41. GENOA Italy Of people passin’ by This shot was taken in the heart of the historic city centre of Genoa, on Via San Lorenzo. My attention was grabbed by the people’s traffic passing through the road on a Saturday afternoon. The street seems divided in two: on the right side there’s one of downtown’s oldest and best-known beggars, behind him the cathedral; on the opposite side a show of shop windows and people avoiding him. The beggar looks bemused by Valentina Merlo contemporary society’s opulence, wealth and indifference, 22 years which comfortably continues, absorbed by Saturday’s shopping.39
  42. 42. GHENT BelgiumHello, my name is Jan De Schoenmaeker, I am 19 years oldand live in a town near Ghent. These pictures are all taken ona sunny Sunday at the weekly flea market at the Sint-Jacobssquare. This market is world famous. I was trying some streetphotography when I saw these three men enjoying theircigars, so I walked towards them and asked them if I couldportray them. They had no problem with that and wereactually flattered that I’d asked them. To me, these three menare what Ghent is all about: the people enjoy life, the cityand small things like a cigar. The atmosphere in Ghent is verypeaceful and quiet. There are a lot of ancient buildings, that’s Jan De Schoenmaekerwhy Ghent feels like you’re in the past. I think these old men 19 yearswith their cigars contribute to this feeling. 40
  43. 43. GIJON Spain The city under my feet ... air of freedom The picture was taken on San Lorenzo beach and what I wanted to show was that Gijon is a place for everyone, and it is a particularly beautiful place when you look at it from above, where everything is at peace and where the tall buildings by the beach draw a line that stretches into the distance. Alba García Alvarez I also wanted to show that anyone can discover beauty if he 16 years or she tries and that when you reach that limit you can feel a sense of freedom in this amazing city.41
  44. 44. GOTHENBURG SwedenThis photo was taken in Gothenburg, on a small hill bythe river which flows through the city. In the backgroundyou can see a part of the city and as the Alvsborgsbronbridge. You can also see two of the Stena ferries and oneof Gothenburg’s public transport ferries. A girl, HannaSkattberg, is standing in the foreground with her hands outin the air. The wind is blowing in her hair from the front. Thephoto was taken on a beautiful spring day while Hanna andI were taking some pictures by the river. The photo could besending a lot of different messages. For example, the young Amalia Johnséngirl with her hands out in the air might be showing that she 18 yearsis welcoming the future Gothenburg with a positive attitude. 42
  45. 45. GRENOBLE France This photo was taken from the panoramic site of ‘La Bastille’, situated on the heights of Grenoble near the cable car station. This place is a true crossroad, mountainous and touristic at the same time. It allows a broad view on the three valleys and creates a bridge between the urban and the rural areas. To me, this picture shows the urban changes of Grenoble’s metropolitan area as well as the technological innovations, and the digital processing of the picture makes it seem to be a futuristic city. Alizée Gremion We can find the human element inside one of the ‘bubbles’ 22 years of the cable car, showing us that the human being is still the master of this new city.43
  46. 46. HAMBURGGermanySebastian Mietzner32 yearsOld in the NewThe 132 metre-high baroque spire belongsto the church St. Michaelis, affectionatelycalled ‘Michel’ by the inhabitants of Hamburg.It is the most famous protestant churchin Hamburg and a prominent feature ofHamburg’s skyline. The Michel is a favouritespot not only for tourists but particularly forHamburg’s inhabitants who regularly visit forchurch services and weddings. And hundredsof people come to the Michel for memorialservices of famous and well-respectedHamburgian citizens like the actress HeidiKabel in 2010. Once a year, bikers from all overGermany meet at the Michel for a motorcycleservice. The Michel represents not onlytradition and old style but also modern life inHamburg, for which the photo is symbolic.NOT INCLUDEDIN COMPETITION 44
  47. 47. KATOWICE Poland Mateusz Pławski 15 years The photo was taken in Katowice, the capital of Silesian Voivodeship at Plac Sejmu Śląskiego (Silesian Parliament Square), formerly Plac Feliksa Dzierżyńskiego, the communist revolutionary. The composition focuses on the statue of Wojciech Korfanty, the member of Polish Parliament who fought for the freedom of Upper Silesia. In the background is the former Gestapo building turned, after the war, into the seat of the Polish United Workers’ Party and currently the seat of the Faculty of Polish Philology of the University of Silesia. Korfanty is looking at the seat of the Silesian Voivodeship office, formerly the Silesian Parliament office, the symbol of strength and freedom of Silesia. In front of the statue we can see the leader of the feminist demonstration.45
  48. 48. KOSICESlovakiaJakub Valášek19 yearsI have been living in Kosice for many years. Ialways enjoy walking around the city. I walkedthrough the square. I was walking on stonepaving between renaissance buildings whichbreathe the past. In the middle of the squareflows a small stream with an ancient stonedrain. For kids, who enthusiastically splashedin the water, it was an unlimited source offun. Ladies, businesspeople and young loverswere drinking coffee and enjoying the musicperformed by talented musicians on everystreet corner, which completes the atmosphereof the square. For this reason I decided toincorporate one of them when I was taking aphoto which reflects my view of the place. 46
  49. 49. KRAKOW Foggy Day A photo showing the Laetus Bernatek foot and bike bridge. Poland The crossing joins two quarters of the city, Kazimierz and Podgórze, exactly in place of the old Franz Joseph bridge (also known as the Podgórski bridge). The design of the bridge was developed by Prof. Andrzej Getter’s design office. ‘Foggy Day’ is a story of magical places at dawn, when the city is no longer asleep but not yet awake. A crisp winter morning, 6 o’clock. The daily route to school. But on this day there is something that enchants you. Absence of snow is compensated by the fog. Walking ahead you see slowly emerging fragments of reality, looking back you see everything being swallowed up by the white. Watching the Paweł Herman bridge you know you must take a risk. You are aware that 17 years every bridge has its end, but no one knows where this one is going to end today.47
  50. 50. LEIPZIGGermanySteffi Kunze22 yearsThe photo captures the mentality of thecitizens of Leipzig. It’s a young city which ishome to thousands of students. The youngman in the picture uses the short break onboard of one of Leipzig’s trams to escapeeveryday life into another world, throughthe letters of somebody who may have liveddecades ago - his unconventional pose anexpression of the carefree attitude of youngpeople. Leipzig is a city of literature, publishingand reading: not only as the host city of thesecond biggest book fair in Germany but alsoof Europe’s biggest reading festival ‘Leipzigliest’, which is well-loved by its residents. 48
  51. 51. LJUBLJANA Slovenia Ljubljana’s market place It was one of those cold December mornings, which we have around Christmas time. At least this time the sun was shining, so I invited a friend to have a walk around the city centre and perhaps stop at a nearby cafe for a cup of tea. We walked around Prešeren Square and went across the Triple Bridge and turned towards Ljubljana’s main market place. We were surprised by how lively it was despite the weather Nik Neubauer being so cold. The sun was shining above Ljubljana Castle 16 years and it was really nice. We just stood there for a while and observed how much city life seems to go on at the market.49
  52. 52. The photo I took was not originally intended to participate LVIV Ukrainein the competition. I love to take pictures of things that aresurprisingly simple and perfect at the same time: nature,city, people… I chose this photo for the competitionbecause of its sincerity, in particular, because of the genuineamusement of my nephew, Volodya, who visited Lviv forthe first time. When we climbed the city tower, he cameup to the old window that had been painted with oil paintand scratched an inscription there. On the picture he isobserving Lviv motionlessly and silently. To me, the sceneis like a fantasy film. I think that the most interesting storiesare created by real life and we just have to see them. I had to Mariya Rybenchukwait for Volodya and could not miss the opportunity to take 16 yearsa picture of him. 50
  53. 53. LYON France Under the bridge This picture was taken under the university bridge in Lyon. In between the two rivers Rhône and Saône, the city of Lyon and its peninsula are linked by several bridges, which gives the city its mysterious atmosphere. I chose to take this picture because it shows a graphic image of the urban character of the city. The lines and shapes of the bridge are emphasised by the black and white treatment. My original idea was to shoot the picture without the figure Thomas Perréon on the right side, but the person came unexpectedly into 21 years the frame. I eventually decided to keep this version because art is always full of surprises, as Lyon can be!51
  54. 54. MALMO SwedenThis picture was taken on a beautiful spring afternoon bythe channel of Malmo in the south of Sweden. In the pictureyou can see a typical yellow bus crossing the bridge andthe tourist boats you can rent for a trip around the channel.The green environment in the city centre makes this placea relaxing spot for all ages. The reason for taking this picturewas the message which is written on the fence. It says ‘kärlekär bra’ which means ‘love is good’ in Swedish. To me this Valentina Barchiesirepresents my city - Malmo is a city full of love in all kinds of 22 yearsways! 52
  55. 55. MANCHESTER Market Street I am a street photographer based in Manchester, England. United Kingdom I have been taking candid pictures for just over three years now, travelling from Paris to Jamaica in the process. Despite my wanderlust, I recognise the greater sense of reward and pride I feel when I take a picture worth keeping right here in Manchester. The image you see was taken on Market Street - probably one of the busiest streets in the city. Shoppers flock there on all days of the week and pass through an obstacle course of musicians, preachers, dancers and artists - some more talented than others! I remain fascinated by the crowds that gather to watch the Claire Atkinson street acts. Each one provides a rare opportunity to study 22 years the faces making up the multi-ethnic and vibrant city I call home.53
  56. 56. MANNHEIM GermanyThe photograph shows the Mannheim comedian BülentCeylan at the annual castle festival in front of Europe’s largestbaroque palace. The palace also houses the University ofMannheim. The photograph shows the wide variety of thecity of Mannheim. People with diverse backgrounds live inMannheim side by side. Bülent Ceylan, who is half Turkish,is nationally known for his comedy programme aboutmigrants and the people living in the region with theirspecial culture and dialect. The University of Mannheimis one of the leading universities in Europe for economicsand business sciences as well as social sciences. The castle Lars Christian Kehrelfestival is just one of many events which has this very special, 24 yearsmultinational and friendly Mannheim feeling. 54
  57. 57. MARSEILLE France When I was young, I often came with my grandparents to the Jardin du Pharo. It seemed to me, and still seems, so beautiful, by day or by night. I took this photo because it’s the symbol of the the future Alizée Guigliarelli of Marseille for me, with the blue CMA-CGM Tower, and the 22 years Museum MUCEM under construction (Museum of European NOT INCLUDED and Mediterranean Civilisation). IN COMPETITION55
  58. 58. MILAN ItalyPorta Ticinese medieval city gateThe photo was taken in the evening at one of the mostpopular meeting places for young Milanese people. Aswell as being a famous meeting point, Porta Ticinese citygate is an historic monument that represents the originsof the city. The picture shows how it is possible to achievea transformation process whilst retaining the history andthe art of Milan: a link with an ancient age, still preservingfeatures and traditions, to the contemporary age when street Elena A. Parozziart reaches more and more spaces with its new, dominant 21 yearsform of expression and communication. 56
  59. 59. MUNICH Germany I took the picture at the river Isar. We were a group of around 30 people of different nationalities and age groups celebrating a friend’s birthday on the river banks like many young people do in Munich. Those who have ever been to a huge, multicultural barbecue will know why I chose this picture and they’ll agree that you always have a blast at these parties! I am currently in the last year of my apprenticeship as a screen painter. I love to work with and alter pictures and that’s why this was a great opportunity for me to share my Munich lifestyle. Taking photos is one of my hobbies. In the future, I would like to go about this hobby more professionally without Mahir Cetin actually becoming a professional photographer. The most 24 years important thing for me is to enjoy taking photos and have fun, and that’s how it’s supposed to be!57
  60. 60. NANTES France This picture was taken in the centre of my hometown, in front of a public transport vehicle during rush hour. I liked Thomas LangouëtNOT INCLUDED the idea of people lost in the middle of a crowd, serenity and 28 yearsIN COMPETITION agitation at the same time... 58
  61. 61. NEWCASTLE United Kingdom This is a picture of Newcastle. I took the picture because you can see the best park in the world, it’s called St James Park, because it’s in Newcastle. It’s the best football park in the world. I also took the picture because I’ve never been inside St James Park, but I would like to. Yasmin Henderson The little park you can play in. It’s got a sign up saying ‘no 6 years smoking’. You can slide down the pole and when it’s raining NOT INCLUDED sit underneath the shelter. I play in this park lots. IN COMPETITION59
  62. 62. This photo was taken while on a walk to photograph the NICOSIA Cyprushistoric fabric of the northern part of Nicosia. While I waswalking around the old walls of Nicosia thinking howinteresting it is, this old man on his bicycle made up thescene. On the left side is an ordinary Lusignan house, and onthe right side, the Bedestan (library) which was built by theOttomans, who came to the island after 1571, and betweenthem there is a wall of the mosque. It’s a narrow street, andthe man on his bicycle came from the side street. His bicycleis the type the Cypriots used in the city in the 1950s. Thisman, who represents a typical Cypriot, is like a summary ofNicosia with his warm smile, his bicycle which he inherited Ciğdem Özbilenlerfrom his father and this little street that he was passing 24 yearsthrough. 60
  63. 63. NISSerbia Beginning and the end I took this photo at the railway station in my Nis. I chose this place because it represents a beginning and an end. The beginning of new adventures when I’m leaving my town, and the end of the trip when I’m coming back to be with my people in my city. I’m sure that this station is not the most beautiful place and that some renovation would improve it, but, no matter how it may look to other people, for me, somehow, it is one of the warmest spots here. I feel like it communicates with me. When I go somewhere, I feel that these old, stone columns are saying good luck, Nataša Stanković and when I come back, it’s always the warmest welcome. 24 years Sometimes, I ask myself, do these cold, stone constructions have a soul? And, you know what? I’m sure they have!61
  64. 64. NUREMBERGGermanyHeike Dietz24 yearsOnce upon a time in…NurembergFive young, self-confident ladies are dressedin the Franconian colours of red and white.They stand in front of the main railway stationin the centre of Nuremberg. With the tramwaypassing in the background, the photo givesa vibrant impression. Instead of showingNuremberg as usual as a city which is famousfor ginger bread (Lebkuchen) and roastedsausages (Nürnberger Bratwürste), this photoillustrates Nuremberg as a lively, individual andself-confident city - accompanied by a niceportion of humour. 62
  65. 65. OSLO Norway Ignorance ‘Ignorance’ portrays two men in suits discussing their own matters, and a beggar asking for money on the pavement. The two men ignore the begging homeless person located no more than a few feet from them. The picture was taken in Kristian IV’s street in central Oslo. This picture symbolises a great problem in Oslo. There’s a Johan Koudahl Nerland large difference between the poor and the rich in a very 17 years small area. Therefore, one can often see beggars in the nicer places in Oslo. That’s how I see my town, great contrast.63
  66. 66. Kalaboltsi (Fishball) OULU FinlandThis picture was taken on a sunny May afternoon at a localbeachfront park in my native Oulu. Strolling merrily over agrassy hill my two friends and I came across two originallyseparate objects: a partly deflated soccer ball and a smallsun-hardened inanimate fish of unknown species.What struck me there and then was the metaphysicalconnection of the two carcasses: alone neither of thempossessed any functionality of any kind but when combinedunder the beautiful spring sunlight they seemed to radiatean entirely new aura of meaningful life, complementing eachother. The fish had probably been dropped on the hill by a Arttu Kärkkäinenseagull or some other winged predatory menace, for the sea 22 yearswas about 300 metres away from the spot we found him. 64
  67. 67. PARKSTAD LIMBURG Netherlands Growth, health and concrete nestle amidst the green environment which embraces young and old, whether it’s the young runner, running up and down the stairs to Rimke Nolten improve his fitness, or it’s grandad spending the day with 25 years his grandchild. This place captures layers of coals, green and concrete reaching out to never-ending skies...65
  68. 68. PILSEN Czech RepublicI have been living in Pilsen since my childhood and I havea very positive relationship with the city. Křižíkovy Sadycity gardens are an integral part of Pilsen. The gardens arecrowded with teenagers on sunny days and many culturalevents take place here.In this photo I wanted to capture the atmosphere ofKřižíkovy Sady in the spring. The church of the Assumption ofthe Virgin Mary is in the background of the picture. The girlswho are jumping in front are my classmates.When I think of Pilsen, I imagine life, fun, friends, culture andabove all, home. Usually I prefer pictures with more serious Marie Fišerováthemes but I feel so much fondness towards Pilsen that I 18 yearswould like to illustrate it in a happy way. 66
  69. 69. PORTO Portugal What is Porto? We cannot tell Porto by a single image. It’s impossible; it goes much further than that. Porto is iron, it’s grey, it’s warm and cold, it’s river and sea. Porto is a story, and for this and many other reasons I chose Inês Delgado to submit six images at once. 22 years Call it a postcard, where we can identify Porto on each piece photographed.67
  70. 70. The Old Market Square, third largest in Poland, is one of themain centres of social life for the citizens of Poznan. It is apopular place for cultural events and festivities - such as the POZNAN Polandannual St John’s Fair, the Poznan Bethlehem, InternationalFestival of Ice Sculpture, Polish National Festival of GoodTaste, among many others.In the winter, it is decorated with Christmas lights. Duringthe summer, numerous cafes and beer gardens attract manyvisitors. In the evening, after dark, the Old Market Squaretransforms into a centre of nightlife and a meeting point foryoung Poznan residents who simply want to have fun!The Old Market and its neighbourhood is definitely oneof the most interesting places in Poznan. A beautifulrenaissance town hall, old townhouses, charming streets, Tomasz Wierzbickivarious museums, statues and cafés and people from all over 20 yearsthe world walking by - they all create a unique atmosphere! 68
  71. 71. RIGA Latvia The present is elusive. The moment in which we live is the reciprocity of the past and the future. This image, which was taken in an industrial district of Riga, for me symbolises the development of our city. Winter is the time when nature sleeps but the city never does. The train in motion contrasted with the stationary wagons reflects the situation in Riga, some parts are developing and others are not. Clouds are a hope for the future; clouds are immense, insouciant and light. It’s not just the tops of the trees and lamp posts but also people’s expectations that reach for them. Each footstep in the snow gives a trail of human presence, without which Riga would not exist. All details visible in the image mark future possibilities for Riga. Emils Skrivelis I take photos as they can capture a moment in the past... 24 years photography is the only way to stop time, to live not only in the past or in the future but to see the present time.69
  72. 72. RIJEKA CroatiaTri – ThreeOn one side, there are three old ladies strolling along thepier deep in conversation, while on the other side, a youngcouple exchange tender kisses, oblivious of the rest of theworld. In the background, the buildings’ regular lines contrastwith the undulating lines of the sea and port. My cameraand I are in front of them looking for a good story and a Martina Bertovićbetter frame. All these details make up a picture of a sunny 19 yearsafternoon in Rijeka, my city. 70
  73. 73. ROTTERDAM Netherlands John Vane 52 years The photo of free runner Henk Strijdhaftig, close to the New Meuse River and Erasmus Bridge, captures the personality of Rotterdam: full of energy! Rotterdam (European Capital of Sports in 2005) has a true passion for sports, including urban sports like free running, BMX and skating. The city has a great track record of hosting major sports events, such as the start of the Tour de France and various world championship tournaments. At least as important, the city creates an environment in which its residents of some 169 nationalities and people of all generations can enjoy sports and benefit from a happy and healthy lifestyle. Creating a healthy city, like combating child obesity, is a major challenge for all cities. And above all: sport is fun! NOT INCLUDED IN COMPETITION71
  74. 74. RZESZOW PolandThis picture was taken using a pinhole camera, a techniquethat creates unique and magical photos. The image, of the Aleksandra BurekRzeszow market square, presents Rzeszow in a strikingly 20 yearsdifferent light. 72
  75. 75. SKOPJE FYR Macedonia In trying to find the thing which best represents my life at present, I finally decided that it would have to be our monumental fortress or simply, the fortress, with all its attributes. The photograph shows just a segment of the Skopje fortress, which has the history of the town in every single stone. The wall holds the centuries from the Roman period until present time. The fortress maintains the bond between these cultures from the beginning, especially the bond between people. The clock tower, which is just a few minutes by foot from the fortress, stands today as a silent witness of times past long ago. Time will flow by and other people will be an important part Atanas Sajkarov of these surroundings, and these seemingly mute witnesses 16 years will talk about my being here and now, as a part of our great history.73
  76. 76. STOCKHOLM SwedenWhen I took the photo I thought about how the old houseson the other side of the street reflected in the glass of thenew houses, which represents transformation and the future.In my opinion the new houses do not look as wealthy andluxurious as the old houses, so the photo also demonstrateswealth and poverty. You can see that there has been morework and thought put into the old houses and that is whythey look more lavish compared to the new ones. When youwalk down Östgötagatan you get a good understandingof how Stockholm has transformed and how the future isgoing to be because on one side there are old houses from Fanny Sundlöf Bäckströmthe 18th century and on the other side of the street they are 17 yearsbuilding new houses that will represent the 21st century. 74
  77. 77. STRASBOURG France This picture was taken in Strasbourg, in the Rivétoile quarter. The André Malraux media library was inaugurated in 2008. This former warehouse is ranked as the largest public library in the east of France. This neighbourhood has been totally renovated over the past few years to create a cultural district on a former industrial area, illustrated by the cranes. A shopping centre, a cinema, and a music and dance centre are located there, at the crossroads of the historical centre and the southern part of the city. The area, surrounded by the canal, is now a friendly living and leisure quarter. The pictures of two French journalists held captive in Afghanistan are exhibited in the front of the Giulia Landolfo building, calling for their release. This is a way for Strasbourg, 18 years a European capital, to promote the defence of European values, and in particular human rights.75
  78. 78. SUNDERLAND United Kingdom Throughout February and March 2011, young people from Sunderland YMCA Youth Project worked with a professional photographic artist, Nicola Maxwell, to explore a range of art techniques. The group used the exhibition programme at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) as a starting point and developed skills in printmaking and photography. Over the weeks, the group produced a varied collection of artwork, including monoprinting and lino printing. An exhibition of the work was held at NGCA which anonymousNOT INCLUDED demonstrated the wealth of skills and the creativity of the 17 yearsIN COMPETITION young people developed during the project. 76
  79. 79. TAMPERE Finland Elsa Heikkilä 15 years This photo is taken in the suburbs of Tampere, in a quiet neighbourhood called Kissanmaa. I spent a lovely evening at my friend’s place, and when we left there was mist all over. It was so pretty but still a bit scary-looking. This is almost a cliché, but the mist really inspires me. I love the way it softens all the lights. Also the composition at that moment was amazingly beautiful, and so I just had to take the picture. The people in the picture are very important to me, so that’s one of the main reasons I like it so much.77
  80. 80. TERRASSA SpainThis picture was taken in the city of Terrassa in a newneighbourhood called Vapor Gran. I chose this part ofTerrassa to take this picture because I like the atmospherecreated by different families, kids in the park and the square,young people in bars and old people too. It is a clean placein the big city of Terrassa. I took the photo at night because Mariona González RibaI like the city lights and nightlife. Vapor Gran is near the 18 yearscinemas and that’s a good point in my opinion. 78
  81. 81. THE HAGUE Netherlands Nicola Fraccaroli 22 years The photo was taken at the Grotemarktstraat, in the centre - I found the effect the street was given by the sunrise simply amazing and a magical and peaceful atmosphere was created, something I have experienced only here in The Hague. People stared at the beauty of this scene for few seconds when passing by and then simply walked on. The Hague, in fact, offers many similar surprises: its inhabitants contemplate such natural phenomena and then continue on their way, whether to their workplace or home to their families, with a smile in their heart, the knowledge that this city has given them something special in just a few seconds and conscious that such an event will happen again soon. The Hague intrigues all of us just by its existence.79
  82. 82. TURIN ItalyFreetime on a roofMy roof is a living part of Turin. Usually I come here on myown, to take a look at my city and gather my thoughts; oftenfriends come over, to sunbathe in the summer, or for a cupof tea in winter. Once we climbed up here to watch somefireworks; there were about 20 of us, it was fun. I rememberone girl, on a starry night: she even fell in love upon thisroof... Every day, a different view. Then, sometimes, there’s Marco Rastellojust my neighbour Giancarlo, using my wifi connection for 25 yearsfree. 80
  83. 83. UTRECHT Netherlands I chose to take this photo because it says a lot about my view of Utrecht. If you take a walk through Utrecht the first thing you’ll notice are the canals and its beautiful canal houses. Something you also can’t avoid is the bikes. Everywhere you go, bikes stand at every imaginable place. The first time you see those bikes, it looks really messy, but when you look for a second time you’ll see that all the bikes aren’t that horrible. Loes van Bergen They give Utrecht a personality. Utrecht is a crowded, but 16 years sociable, cosy and very cultural city. This picture perfectly represents my vision of Utrecht.81
  84. 84. VENICE ItalyThe new generationIt is up to the new generation to iron out the gap betweenwealth and poverty. Not only financial, but also social and Enrico Molinacultural. The new generation can do a lot with small gestures, 25 yearsand that is what this picture is trying to communicate. 82
  85. 85. VIENNA Austria Lights around the Danube After spending my gap year in South Africa I visited a friend who had supported my trip. Back in my beloved hometown I appreciate the much lower crime rate and the freedom to be alone outside late at night. I took my bike, my camera and a tripod. It was a frosty cold evening in January. I love this picture because it includes so many instances of light. Even the large construction site on the left doesn’t destroy the beauty of my city. With my passion for pictures taken with long exposure time, Philipp Ragette I stopped every five minutes to take a shot on the Danube 21 years Island. Behind the bridge on the left side, some parts of the NOT INCLUDED United Nations building in Vienna can be seen. IN COMPETITION83
  86. 86. VILNIUSLithuaniaJustina Kiviliūtė18 yearsMeditationThis view was captured through the oldwindow of St. Francis and Bernardine churchtower.Sunday morning.Pealing echo of bells reverberates through oldred bricks.The flow of time has soaked into walls and air,as the falling rain,lashing down from the clouds with a heavenlypsalm,on cosy and intimateVilnius... 84
  87. 87. WARSAW Poland Daniel Bienias 18 years Planet I live in Warsaw, where I attend a photographic technical college. My passions are photography and architecture. I like to spend my free time on the roofs of Warsaw high-rises. It’s magical. From up there, the city seems really different. We notice things we have never seen before on the ground. The metropolis is growing so fast. Warsaw is a special city. Firstly, the second world war left us in rubble, then 40 years of boring architecture of the People’s Republic of Poland, and now, finally, we have examples of world-standard architectural design. This picture was taken from the roof of one of the shopping centres, Złote Tarasy. It is located exactly in the centre of Warsaw. I’ve got the planet effect connecting 36 photos using a graphic programme. The aim of this was to show my changing city. My style doesn’t reflect what reality really is.85
  88. 88. ZAGREBCroatiaVanja Vučinić24 yearsPerfect StrangerSome photos are the result of careful planning.This is not one of those. Fortunately, my camerawas in my coat pocket and my eyes weren’tjust focused on the dull, grey pavement.It was a hazy Tuesday in December, and thesun’s rays created the silhouette of this man.I wondered, who is this stranger? Soon I willforget him. There will only be memories left.The wrinkles around his smiling mouth. Hisgraceful gait. Only fragments of memories.Only this photograph remains.NOT INCLUDEDIN COMPETITION 86
  89. 89. ZURICH Switzerland Window of Zurich This was taken on the ancient viaduct-bridge in Zurich. The view through the railings, framing the photo, inspired me. This urban spot is plastered with graffiti and advertising posters. But there is still an order and cleanliness. Jan Staubli Furthermore, the badminton club’s pickup truck reminds 25 years us of keeping our fitness on track. In my opinion these elements are all very typical of the city of Zurich.87
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