Arts and cultural activities, Education, Photo journalism



Who is behind this?

Sébastien Vannier

Babel Deutschland


Who is joining forces?

Cafebabel Palermo


Babel International


We will contact La Valetta, European capital of culture 2018 to organize our kick-off meeting there. Then we will look for contacts with schools and community centers for our exhibition tour.

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

Imagine life on an island, where borders are nothing less than the immensity of water. 10 photojournalists will portray the young generation and their liquid identities (Lampedusa, Lesbos, Cyprus…). In a second phase the photos will be exposed and debated with locals in places at the Mediterranean margins of Europe, which often lack access to photo journalism and are left out of the European discussion. #nofilter wants to break this filter bubble and reconnect with audiences in real life.

Where will your idea take place?

Reports in Malta, Cyprus, Lampedusa, Crete, Sicily, Lesbos.
The exhibition will start in Palermo

Why does Europe need your idea?

Photos have a strong impact on public opinion and political decisions. By creating photo features from external European borders that young people all over Europe can identify with, we want to contribute to a multi-layered European public sphere and promote intercultural understanding.

What is your impact?

A successful outcome would be an emotional bonding and identification between youngsters of the named islands and our audience through an exhibition consisting of 10 photo features about a local topic from 10 young photographers from Cyprus, Sicily, Malta, Lampedusa, Crete, etc.

How do you get there?

Call for photographers on the named islands
Kick-off meeting in La Valletta (Eur. Capital of Culture 18)
Production phase of photo features
Assembling the exhibition
Contacting partners that help us to establish contacts with schools, community centres etc. in European neighbourhoods which rarely have access to photo journalism.
Launch of the exhibition in a cultural centre of Palermo with the photojournalists.
Organisation of the travelling exhibition in different EU cities, including mee

What is your story?

Cafébabel publishes stories in 5 different languages with the support of young European volunteer journalists. We are convinced that the European idea only works if we can identify with each other through personal stories and if we really manage to open the discussion to everybody.

Who are you doing it for?

We have two target groups: young photographers on the European islands and young people in schools in European neighbourhoods with social difficulties. It is very important for us to go out of the European bubble and reach new audiences.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We are always looking for new contacts and partners in the field of journalism and Europe. We try to discover new horizons; new locations, new tools, new audiences and we are living from the participation of the civil society, that’s why every comment/idea would be helpful.




Idea created on Jan. 18, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 18, 2018

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