Amanda Nero

The Hidden Faces of Calais

The residents of the ‘New Jungle’ are exposed daily to the world by the media. This short series of photos shares the stories of some of these hidden faces of Calais.

 

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Night life in the ‘New Jungle’ of Calais


By Amanda Nero

At night, the ‘New Jungle’, the informal migrant and refugee settlement in the port city of Calais, France, comes to life. Several improvised bars, restaurants and shops open after sunset. Its residents gather together to dance, play games, drink and eat. Some make bonfires and chat outside, others play football, and traditional music floats in the air.

The Hidden Faces of Calais

By Amanda Nero

The residents of the ‘New Jungle’ are exposed daily to the world by the media. Journalists with imposing camera equipment scuttle around trying to capture the life and people of this migrant settlement located 7 kilometres from the port city of Calais, France.

Most of the migrants living in this makeshift camp fear the photographers’ lenses for different reasons. Some dread that their family members and friends might suffer retaliation in their home country if certain people find out their whereabouts; others want to hide from their families their current poor living conditions in the ‘New Jungle.’ Some feel compelled to lie to their relatives, telling them that they are staying at good hotels, for instance.

This short series of photos shares the stories of some of these hidden faces of Calais.