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.