personal project

Creating portraits of different nations based on historical data.


Consciously or sub-consciously, you rarely think of Germany without picturing Angela Merkel or of Russia without Vladimir Putin. Because whether we like it or not, the political leader of our country represents how the world perceives their nation. But is it a reflection of that nation’s people? Though there are shifts in political power and leaders may change, the head of a country leaves their mark on a nation, for better or for worse, altering the history of that nation and their relation to the rest of the world. This is where the idea for Face of a Nation originates.

It's a personal project that aims to create portraits of different nations based on their leaders from the past 50 years.


This study gives interesting insights into different nations around the world. It helps us to have a fresh perspective on the existing political situation of a country based on historical data.

Face of a Nation was recently exhibited in Amsterdam, got into the collection of Poster House New York and featured in many publications around the world including BBC Future, Hyperallergic and VICE


When you look at these portraits side by side it makes you question the view of government in different cultures. You get some subtle clues about political communication differences and shifting power in politics through the years.


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