Teenagers across Europe: where do they live, what are they thinking and dreaming about? What does their future look like? How do their lifestyles differ?
These questions triggered two Dutch artists, Monique Neelen and Peter Hardewijn, to document young European citizens between the ages of 12 and 18 in a series of photographic portraits.
They call their project YOUROTEENS. Randomly chosen teenagers are portrayed in their private spaces. Handwritten notes about their lives and dreams and additional snapshots of their surroundings complete the pictures.
YOUROTEENS is shown throughout Europe as a traveling exhibition (in 2015/2016) and is published as a book (2018).
The creators envision YOUROTEENS as a developing, over time, into a European network of involved companies, policymakers and sponsors.