The young Icelanders are the last part of my portraits of young people
in Europe against the background of the financial crisis.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this project possible.

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»Unity and diversity, and never one without the other – isn′t this the very secret of our Europe?
Europe has lived on its contradictions, flourished on its differences, and, constantly transcending itself thereby,
has created a civilization on which the whole world depends even when rejecting it.
This is why I do not believe in a Europe unified under the weight of an ideology or of a technocracy
that would overlook these differences.
Any more than I believe in a Europe left to its differences alone – in other words,
left to an anarchy of enemy nationalisms.«
— Albert Camus, 1957


overview young icelanders