EUnited: Our vote, Our future. is an independent European Election Campaign to raise the youth vote (18-30). I started it last year when I found out the last youth vote participation was at 28%.
Together with three other European photographers we created projects surrounding the idea of Europe. The aim was to create contemporary political imagery that resonates more with youth than the usual campaign imagery for political parties.
Our campaign aims to raise the vote turnout without taking political sides. The importance is to vote. With the finished photography we are going to create posters which will be available to download, print and hang up. The idea of the project is open source so every platform, brand and magazine can use this images and projects free of charge and inform about the European Elections in a contemporary way.
1. Make Social Media social!
Lets make this election go viral so no one can say they did not know it was happening. If you have 5 followers or 500k every post counts. We made posters for you so all that you have to do is share them. Sharing is caring. You can dele
2. Bring it to the streets!
Election campaign posters are designed for older generations so we often don’t pay attention to them. Print out one of our posters and hang it up at your local bus station, school or community centre.
3. Help a friend!
If you are on this website the chances are high that you will participate in this years election. But what about your friends and family? Take them to the polling station with you. Convince them that every vote counts.
Tag our account @eunited.co and use hashtags #ourvoteourfuture #votetogether #thistimeiamvoting
Every one of this projects is based on a series of images. If you need more content to write about the European Elections and the Youth Vote, please contact us for the full set of images.
"My series of portraits showcases French youth in and around Paris, where I grew up. The pictures portray these kids in a comfortable environment – the sports clubs and community groups where they have learned to live and work alongside one another. My contribution to this project is about them. The younger generations need to work together for the future of our continent."
"As a child of mixed European heritage (German/Portuguese) I set out to portray the world of inter-European relationships that are a major part of life in the EU. Such relationships have been increasing since programs like Erasmus have helped more and more young people move freely across the continent, and this is my way of showing the growing sense of pan-European identity that looks beyond borders but still maintains national identity.”
"In Ancient Greek mythology there is a tale in which Zeus takes the form of a bull and carries the young Phoenician princess Europa across the sea to the shores of Crete, where she becomes the first queen of the island and the namesake of Europe. With this photo I wanted to put the modern European youth in that position of power and possibility. Young adults in particular often find their place in society is questioned, but this is their future."
"Inspired by the dutch still-life paintings of the 17th Century, we decided to adapt the idea and create a modern interpretation of this concept in which foods from all 28 member states are placed alongside each other in one picture. Europe's open borders and free trade mean we have easy access to items from across the continent, and that is something that people weren't lucky enough to enjoy hundreds of years ago."
LETS MAKE THE YOUTH TURNOUT THE HIGHEST BECAUSE OUR FUTURE IS IMPACTED THE LONGEST.
EUNITED CONCEPT: Clara Nebeling
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Clara Nebeling, David Uzochukwu, Wendy Huynh, Maria Sturm with Katinka Schütt and Anna Tiessen
CREATIVE DIRECTION: Kemmler Kemmler
ART DIRECTION POSTERS: Eloise Harris, Daniel Fürst
ART DIRECTION WEBSITE: Eloise Harris, Artur Turkuli
CODE: Artur Turkuli
COPY: Alexander Gwilliam
Special Thanks to: Ann-Kathrin Kruse, Tori West and Emma Lydssan – for all your support Pinguin Druck and Kulturplakatierungen for making EUnited visible on the streets of Berlin Alfred Töpfer Stiftung and Kemmler Kemmler for their support and help on all levels