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↗ A project piecing together European identity 🇪🇺                         ↗ Portraits shot in the 27 states of the EU 💫                         ↗ Featuring subversive fashion from British & EU designers 🔗                       

From the heartlands of Brexit
to the borders of Ukraine,
Europe is changing. 



Declaring Independence is a visual essay
piecing together the 27 countries
of the European Union;

featuring the work of
independent British & European
fashion designers.


We’re travelling through the 27 countries of the EU.
In each country, we meet locals and offer to take their portraits.

However, to go beyond conventional photojournalism — towards something more creative and collaborative — we travel with fashion garments from independent European and British-based designers. 

Each sitter can chose to wear any of these garments  from other creatives and cultures — thus shaping the image of Europe that he, she or they wish to reflect.


The result is hybrid: part social-documentary, part fashion editorial.

Each portrait is the result of choices made with the sitter: about their clothing, the location, and the image they want to reflect.

It's an invitation to question, unlearn and rebuild what it means to be "European" — beyond governments, beyond the troika, beyond institutions.