The socio-economic crisis in Europe at present asks questions that are difficult to answer. Possibly, the most urgent question of them all is being asked by young Europeans: Will I be able to get a job, buy a home, support a family? Who will provide for me if I lose my job or my health, and what about when I grow old? The world-wide collapse in the financial markets since 2008 has also triggered a crisis in many European countries. Skyrocketing debt, mass unemployment, economic recession and political turmoil is not a theoretical outcome, but a sad and pressing reality for millions of European citizens. Project Sea Change is about documenting the lives of young Europeans through the eyes of 13 different photographers around Europe, to show how they are affected by current uncertainties. In Malta, youth seem untouched by the troubles that the rest of Europe are facing. Few plan to live abroad, and many see moving to another country temporary. With leaving home in late twenties and the closeness to family and tradition, the biggest issue Maltese youth face is gaining autonomy.
Project Sea Change collaborates with the VII photo agency, and has received generous funding from Norwegian government sources, private foundations and media companies.