Le Plateau

Témoigner de la "jungle", 2006-2020 © Bruno Serralongue

Calais (2006–2020)
Bruno Serralongue

Saturday 04.02 – 18:00 – 20:00

On the occasion of the release of the book Calais (2006–2020) dedicated to the photographic series on migrants in Calais, discussion with the authors of the book.

Texts by Jacques Rancière and Florian Ebner.

«Calais, witness of the «jungle» 2006-2020 presents all the photographs made by Bruno Serralongue that document the living conditions of refugees trying to cross the channel to go to England. Since the closure of the Sangatte camp in 2002, which was managed by la Croix Rouge, refugees have been wandering around the city of Calais and its surroundings, left to their own devices, sleeping in makeshift shelters and surviving thanks to volunteers from the associations. Since 2004 and the agreements of Le Touquet between France and England that have moved the English border to Calais the French police mission is to prevent them at all costs from crossing the English Channel.

The book combines photographs with texts by Jacques Rancière and Florian Ebner that put them in perspective in its aesthetic and political dimensions.

The title is based on an exhibition at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, organized in 2019 with the collaboration and participation of Bruno Serralongue.