“The destruction of the Calais ‘Jungle’ in October 2016, and the Dunkirk Grande-Synthe in April 2017, removed close to 10,000 people from the shelters and communities they had built up over preceding years. Despite the prominence of the camps in liberal and reactionary media alike, the fate of their one-time inhabitants is now slipping from public consciousness with all too predictable ease. In Transit, is pitched against precisely this collective amnesia. Bringing together some two hundred photographs, taken in the camps by Jacky Chapman and Janine Wiedel across 2016, the exhibition offers an urgent reminder of the destroyed sites’ existence, and a poignant testament to the people now moving ever more precariously to the edges of political agendas………….. Photomonitor review by Erica Zimmermann (click image below to read)
“A moving and beautiful exhibition with stories of hope and resilience – and tragedy: that human beings are in such conditions …” Lorna Edwards, Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
At Dulwich College 2016
“In Transit provided us with a platform to engage student across the curriculum and wider cultural, social, global and most importantly humanitarian issues that are to often skewed by social media and the press. Jacky and Janine’s sensitive and extremely well observed photos engaged our students from Year 6 up to Year 13 into these wider global issues and our responsibilities”.
The exhibition brings the migrant crisis literally to our doorstep, the powerful visuals evoke and provoke a reaction. These are insights and detail we are not used to seeing, the day to day living in the camps, the true reality of refugee’s situations. The exhibition opens the door to wider conversations and deeper understanding and empathy. As well as invaluable educational stimulus across many subject areas (Geography, History, PSHE, RT, Art, Architecture, English) it teaches our students about their place in the world to make positive change……” Sue Mulholland, Director of Art, Dulwich College