Homes by Harley Weir shows photographs made between 17 and 28 October 2016 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.
Homes was first published in November 2016 to raise awareness and funds during the brutal dismantling of the Calais camps and relocation of refugees. The initial run sold within five days, raising €10,000 for La Cimade. A percentage of proceeds from this re-print will be donated to charities still active in protecting and defending the human rights in the area. This second edition also contains three new unseen images. Published by Loose Joints (London).
64 pages, softcover, 28.5 x 22.4 cm, Loose Joints (London).