BE IN THEIR SHOES is a photography campaign documenting life in refugee camps in northern France. Through shoes of refugees, photographer Jeta B reveals the horrendous conditions in the camps as well as complexities and ethical issues of documenting life in refugee camps. In collaboration with muralist Sinna One, her photographs will be taken beyond gallery walls, into the streets of Brighton transformed into graffiti. Both artists are volunteers with the Hummingbird Project in the Calais refugee camp and are coming together as a collective to challenge the anti-refugees sentiment, asking you to Be In Their Shoes.
Meet and support the artists on 15 Oct 4-6pm at the Artist Talk. See tickets.
BE IN THEIR SHOES is part of the PHOTOGRAPHY AS SOCIAL PRACTICE, a socially engaging photography exhibit organised by SEAS for Brighton Photo Fringe juxtaposing identity with global conflicts and their impact on communities. New photographic practices from the UK, Europe & the Middle East will shed light on overlooked realities from the Palestinian struggle to refugee crisis.
The exhibition includes a new series of photographs by the celebrated Israel-Palestinian photography collective ActiveStills and photo journalist Michaela Whitton that are used as a mock tourist campaign by the Israeli Tourist Ministry. The postcards will be sent as a Jewish Happy New Year greeting cards to the members of the Parliament. The concept was developed by the artist Gil Mualem Doron, curator of this exhibition, known in Israel for his transgressive art tactics. Estabrak Al-Ansari, an Iraqi former refugee, based in Oman and the UK will exhibit large scale works from her project 'Omanis Under Water'.
1. Ticket to come to the Artist Talk - on 15 October 4-6pm. Only 30 places are available (suggested donation £10)
2. Ticket to Be In Their Shoes - a general ticket donation to support travel costs of the Hummingbird volunteers (including Be In Their Shoes artists) to travel to the North of France and help unnacompanied minors during the eviction of the camp at the end of October.