An exhibition on the Calais Jungle and Dunkirk Refugee Camps by Jacky Chapman and myself
On the same week that we hammered our photographs up on the wall, 10,000 people were evicted from the Calais Jungle and the remaining structures were razed to the ground.
We had good feedback from our first venue which was really rewarding:
“In Transit provided us with a platform to engage student across the curriculum and wider cultural, social, global and most importantly humanitarian issues that are to often skewed by social media and the press. Jacky and Janine’s sensitive and extremely well observed photos engaged our students from Year 6 up to Year 13 into these wider global issues and our responsibilities.
The exhibition brings the migrant crisis literally to our doorstep, the powerful visuals evoke and provoke a reaction. These are insights and detail we are not used to seeing, the day to day living in the camps, the true reality of refugee’s situations. The exhibition opens the door to wider conversations and deeper understanding and empathy. As well as invaluable educational stimulus across many subject areas (Geography, History, PSHE, RT, Art, Architecture, English) it teaches our students about their place in the world to make positive change”. Sue Mulholland Director of Art, Dulwich College
Below: a small selection from the exhibition. photographs © Janine Wiedel