10 new European countries becoming member of the EU.
Exhibitions : Pompidou Centre, Paris, France, Triennale, Milan, Italy, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Czech Republic, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, Musée de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium.
Bruno Barbey, Carl de Keyzer, Martine Franck, Alex Majoli, Peter Marlow, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Lise Sarfati, Chris Steel-Perkins, Donovan Wylie, Patrick Zachmann
This exhibition originated in a proposal from Magnum Photos to present at the Centre Pompidou, a photographic assignment on the theme of the "new Europeans", namely, the ten countries that joined the European Union on May 1, 2004 . Twelve Magnum photographers each chose to explore one of these countries, for very personal reasons and through very personal approaches. The rules laid out were simple: contrary to the illusionary and vain "portrait" of a country typical to this kind of short-term assignment, each photographer was asked to give an account of his or her specific experience.