Weit weg von Brüssel

Stefan Enders
24 x 29 cm
336 pages 
180 photos
English text as free download 

Hardcover,  bound in linen
ISBN 978-3-903101-24-1
September 2017

Weit weg von Brüssel

“You are asking whether I feel European? I don’t know – I am a Scotsman.” Enders set out to explore his very personal Europe. And he was given answers like this one by Charles Hawkins.

Nobody had the slightest idea how timely this project would be when Enders started out on his journey in March 2015. As a photographer he wanted to give an account of the citizens of the European Union. However, he wasn’t going to talk about the well-known central areas, but the people living at the periphery and the borders. He travelled along the external borders of Europe – from Scotland to Portugal and up to the far north-east of Scandinavia.

During his journey 'around the European Union’ Enders portrayed more than 200 people. He shows equal respect to every one of them in his poignant black and white photos: the factory manager, the union leader, the female worker, the unemployed man and the refugees stranded in Europe. His coloured photos place the project in the current historical situation in Europe.


Exhibition opening and book presentation
Thursday, 5 October 2017, 12 noon 
Rue Belliard 101
B-1040 Brussels
Under the patronage of Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions
Exhibition:  5  – 26 October 2017

Exhibition opening and book presentation
Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 7 p.m. 
Foyer im Mainzer Rathaus,
Jockel-Fuchs Platz 1
D-55116 Mainz
Exhibition: 23 November 2017 – 17 January 2018 

Exhibition opening and book presentation
Friday, 29 June 2018
Palazzo della Cultura
Catania, Sicily

Exhibition opening and book presentation
Monday, 3 September 2018
St.Pölten, Austria


Stefan Enders

studied painting at the Art Academy Düsseldorf before he devoted himself to photography because he was fascinated by the unavoidable proximity to real life which he has to deal with as a photographer. He was working for international magazines, above all for stern, Der Spiegel, Focus, GEO and Merian, for more than 20 years. His works were awarded several prizes. In 2005, he was appointed professor for photography by Mainz University. Stefan Enders lives in Cologne.