Calais 1

Calais 2

I think it is fair to say that the general work of the Rodhus residents has an element of joy in its production. This project however was probably a privileged insight…but  the content is of pure human desperation.

Rodhus resident Miguel Amortegui took it upon himself to contribute to the awareness of what existence people are enduring in Calais at the moment

Immersing himself, he wanted to document the truth of the situation in images, the stories he returned with are shocking and heartbreaking.

The people there understandably wary of having their photograph taken, not only as a matter of pride but because they are aware of the face recognition technology that could hinder their pending applications to secure a safe  future for themselves and their families.

It was good to here that his work has been published by Dazed and Confused. You can see it here…

and more about Miguel and the film and photography he does here…