Refugees of Calais
Calais has become a doorway for refugees who risk their lives to flee from their homelands. Recently the town has transformed from a seaside resort into an uncontrolled site populated with people hoping to escape illegally into the UK. Keeping the identities of my subjects hidden whilst they anxiously wait to leave, photographing everyday moments played out in such a surreal environment proved how badly the people wanted to settle in a situation that could only ever be temporary. This project is a means of me to visually explore the political tension and uncertainty involved in being a refugee.
Markus Andersson • Melissa Arras • Sara Baena • Laura Beckwith • Sophie Bourne • Charlie Coleman • Louise Cooper • Richard Dowker • Jack Gray • Karolina Griciunaite • Thomas Henninger • Gaile Juknyte • Keeley Khan • Elanor Marielle • Declan McKenna • Gabriel Murad • Hannah Nagle • Andrew O'Dell • Imogen Rowland • Andreea Stanciu • Amy Walker • Callum Wilson •