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Visualizing the Invisible "Jungle" of Calais

05febAll Day31marVisualizing the Invisible "Jungle" of CalaisPhotographs by Eric Leleu(All Day) Ongoing EventOngoing Event


february 5, 2019 12:00am - march 31, 2019 11:59pm


Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA)

530 W Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 323006-1140

Event Details

Since 1999, individuals fleeing conflicts and poverty from the Balkans, the Horn of Africa, Sudan and the Middle East have come to Calais in hopes of crossing the English Channel. Temporary camps, often referred to as “jungles,” have proliferated, and their periodic demolition has become an emblem of the “European Migration Crisis.” Eric Leleu’s photographs document this changing landscape of watchtowers, barbed-wire fences, flooded zones, walls and surveillance cameras, and they explore these failed attempts to control migration and the resilient presence of migrants in and around Calais.