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Homes is one of many recent photographic projects which highlight how the large transient population of refugees and migrants materialise in visual terms across the European landscape.
Images of Calais, in particular, have been central to the debate about immigration, both in the UK and in mainland Europe.
About the photographer
In Homes, Weir offers a different insight, showing us the personal spaces of the camp created in the face of oppression and indifference from those most able to provide assistance. In doing so she intimates the wider human story of the resilience and misery of the refugee experience.
Harley Weir intimates the wider human story of the resilience and misery of the refugee experience
Homes was first published as a photo book in 2016 by Loose Joints. The books shown as part of this exhibition are a reprint of this publication made especially for the Biennial. All proceeds from sales will be donated to La Cimade, a French charity committed to protecting and defending the human rights of refugees and migrants.