London-based John Radcliffe Studios have designed a photobook about the pressing issues affecting refugees. Countries in Europe have seen a massive influx of refugees as many of them have fled civil war in their home countries.
The studio hoped to portray an account of the events that were unfolding with a humanist approach.
“We felt at the time, that the imagery used in the media to tell the story, was sensationalist, alarmist and wasn’t giving people the time and consideration they deserved,” the studio wrote in its Kickstarter campaign.
“We wanted to approach the subject from a calmer perspective, using medium format portrait photography as a means of meeting the people at the centre the crisis face to face - and of learning something about their lives.
Entitled Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015–2016, the photographic series gives audiences a glimpse into the lives of those refugees at the centre of the turmoil. According to the crowdfunding campaign, the collection focuses on the stages of migration.
“The book is divided into three sections, focusing on migration to Italy from North Africa, migration to Greece and through the Balkans from the middle east, and the migrant camp in Calais known as ‘The Jungle’.”
Alongside the images are stories that offer information into the context of the individuals’ lives.
A portion of the money collected from their Kickstarter campaign will benefit charities dedicated to helping migrants and refugees.