Calais, October 2016.


Last portraits and empty spaces during the forced eviction of the 'Jungle' refugee camp at the end of October 2016. On the second day of the operation, the camp started to burn. Shelters and once lively community spaces were burned to ashes or were destroyed by excavators. Children being the last to be taken away, hundreds of unaccompanied minors were left alone for several days in the still smoking ruins, many of them with nowhere to sleep at night. A few months later, hundreds of people are again living in the woods around Calais, while the local authorities prevent the formation of any kind of settlement; the town will always be the closest point to the UK.

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