Returning the narrative to those most affected by crisis

Returning the narrative to those most affected by crisis

Returning the narrative to those most affected by crisis

By summarising people as migrants and refugees the western media, whether sympathetic or condemnatory, often eliminates humanity, making people's lives relevant only in terms of their immigration status.

Disposable Perspectives aims to show that those involved are individuals with experiences beyond their circumstance.

Started in the Porte de la Chapelle camp in Northern Paris, this project gives cameras to those rarely offered agency in their story. Each series involves giving participants a camera, 2 blank postcards and an explanatory sheet in their preferred language.

The results are then exhibited to platform the views of those involved and to remind visitors that despite fluctuating, and often inaccurate, media attention, help and aid are continuously required, not just in Europe but across the world.

Disposable Perspectives aims to highlight that rather than discrete 'crises', migration is, and has always been, a continuous process and borders must adapt to reflect this. Through photography participants transcend language barriers and demonstrate their humanity, humanity that should be recognised as equal to anyone else in the world.

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Porte de la Chapelle

Porte de la Chapelle

Porte de la Chapelle

At the end of 2016, fifteen disposable cameras were given out to people living in Paris’s newly opened Porte de la Chapelle camp.

In the media

We are very grateful to the following media outlets for publishing pieces on or covering the project each article widens the participants’ platform and takes a step closer to shifting reporting from an onlooker narrative.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

We are always looking for opportunities to show the project to a wider audience. See our upcoming exhibitions, or get in touch!

We are always looking for opportunities to show the project to a wider audience. See our upcoming exhibitions, or get in touch!