‘Homes’ shows photographs made between 17 and 28 October in the migrant and refugee camps of Calais. Taken immediately before and during the clearing of this provisional settlement, Weir’s images bear witness to the humanity and ingenuity of those living there – constructing the domestic and familiar against a backdrop of displacement.
The photographs show us the homes and private spaces of the camp. In the face of oppression and indifference from those most poised to provide assistance, Homes shows a stubborn commitment to the small, personal spaces of humanity within the Calais camp.
All proceeds from the publication of this book will be donated to La Cimade, a French charity committed to protecting and defending the human rights of refugees and migrants. This publication is available exclusively online.
Homes is now sold out. A special edition of Homes is still available, published in an edition of 60 and including a hand-printed image by the artist.
Published in November 2016 by Loose Joints
Edition of 500
Special Edition of 60
DoBeDo contributor Frank Lebon is one of eleven artists featured in Drawing A Blank, opening Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 139 Copeland Road, London.
Lebon explores the insecurity that goes with presenting his art, using mostly security guards as his subject – featuring a range of mediums including Super 8 projections, drawings and photographs.
Drawing A Blank opens on Wednesday 5th October until Sunday 9th October 2016.
DoBeDo Contributor Nigel Shafran has been invited by Photoworks to create a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ for the Brighton Photo Biennal 2016, opening on Friday 30th September 2016.
A carefully edited installation, ‘Fashion Shows‘ combines unexpected images and objects that provide an alternative and visually rich view into notions of beauty as circulated by the fashion photography industry. The eclectic character of the installation is drawn out through objects including model cards and vintage beauty treatment manuals, creating connections that encourage us to examine the tools, strategies and distractions used by the fashion world.
‘Fashion Shows‘ at BPB16 opens on Friday 30th September until 30th October 2016, at the University of Brighton Galleries – Dorset Place.
Image © Paul Elliman, Untitled from September Magazine, 2013.