Harley Weir, a young British photographer, known for her intimate and enticing images in both her personal work and highly acclaimed fashion career, revealed her new documentary series Homes, made between 17 and 28 October 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 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. All proceeds from the publication of this book will be donated to La Cimade, a French charity committed to protecting and defending the human rights of refugees and migrants. This book is available exclusively online. A subsequent book, Paintings, will be published by Loose Joints in early 2017. Homes is published by Loose Joints , an artist-run publisher and design studio dedicated to exploring progressive approaches to image making in book form.