Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016
John Radcliffe Studio
Screen printed cover
240 pages, 167 colour plates
21 x 29.7 cm
Publication date: 2016
Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015–2016 is a photography book that documents the lives of people at various stages of their migration to Europe. The book is divided into three sections, focusing on migration to Italy from North Africa, migration to Greece and through the Balkans from the middle east, and the migrant camp in Calais known as ‘The Jungle’.
Alongside the photography, written texts serve both as a context, and a means to share the stories of the people we met during the project.
The book was created in response to the imagery used in the media to discuss the issue of migration, which we felt was sensationalist, alarmist and was not giving people the time and consideration they deserved. We wanted to approach the subject from a calmer perspective, using medium format portrait photography as a means of meeting the people at the centre the crisis face to face.
John Radcliffe Studio is the creative partnership of Daniel Castro Garcia and Thomas Saxby. We specialise in photography, film and graphic design and have spent the last year documenting the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.
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