Adopt The Europeans: The Black Country (2022)

Since the first publication of The Europeans (The Former Capital), we offer the possibility to adopt a region for 120 euros. If you do so before the printing deadline, we will include your name in the colophon of the Special Edition and send you one copy free of charge as a thank you. Afterwards, this unique hardcover version in an edition of 120 copies plus print in the same format will remain available as long as stocks last.

By purchasing this Special Edition, you are making an important contribution to the ideology of The Europeans. Thanks to your support, the retail price of the regular edition is only €9.50 and our work remains accessible to a wide audience.

The Europeans is a ten-year research project on the contemporary European in a time when Europe is in crisis. There is war, a climate crisis and authoritarian regimes are on the rise. A pandemic is driving communities apart, rising nationalism and populism are reviving ghosts of the past. The political dream of a united and peaceful Europe appears increasingly fragile.

In about ten years time, van Bruggen and Hornstra will document twenty regions in Europe. Each work period in a region ends with an exhibition and the launch of a publication of the same name in the place where the work was made.

“They have just started and it will probably take years, but the result will undoubtedly compete with the classic The Americans, in which Robert Frank painted a portrait of post-war America in 1958.”
—Het Parool, 2019

This Special Edition is available in four variants. Each variant comes with a different photograph in the size of the publication. The same photograph is also displayed on the front of the cover. You don’t have to choose now. After you have purchased the Special Edition, we will contact you about your preferred version.


Publisher: The Europeans
Design: Kummer & Herrman
Hardcover: 112 pp
Dimensions: 175 x 219 mm (6.9 x 8.6 in.)
Print size: 170 x 210 mm (6.7 x 8.4 in.)
Language: English
Print run: 120 copies (numbered)
Price: € 120.00

Item Price Qty Total
Total () € 127.20