The Calais camp has become a potent symbol of Europe’s migration crisis. Public opinion on this ever-evolving shantytown and its inhabitants is polarised: to some a threatening swarm seeking entry to our already overstretched island-nation, to others a shameful symbol of our failed foreign policy. Amid such debate, it is easy to lose sight of the thousands of individuals who have found themselves in limbo in Calais, each with their own story and reasons for wanting to reach Britain.

Work was part of an exhibition put on by the Migration Museum; Call me by my name: stories from Calais and beyond
Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP. 2 June – 22 June 2016

​© Chris Barrett

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