The photographer Bruno Fert has captured the interior spaces of makeshift shelters of the migrants and refugees in Europe’s jungle camps. These men and women have recreated a home, with souvenirs from their former life, objects that improve their everyday lives or express their most important dreams, like the Union Jack displayed on a shack wall in Calais. These images portray exile and migration. They tell us about these men and women who are searching for a better future, about their aspirations and personalities. Some of the makeshift accommodation photographed no longer exists, destroyed in particular during the Calais jungle eviction. Only these images remain, troubling proof of a brief stay, an important stage in singular lives.
Académie des beaux-arts Institut de France
27, quai de Conti 75006 France
October 20, 2017 to November 19, 2017