HOME by Harley Weir

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN 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. UNTIL IT WAS CLOSED DOWN BY FRENCH AUTHORITIES, THE CALAIS JUNGLE WAS HOME TO 8,000 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN TRYING TO CROSS THE CHANNEL IN AN ATTEMPT TO REACH THE UK AND A BETTER LIFE.