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A photography book about the migrant/refugee crisis in Europe.
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Who

John Radcliffe Studio is the creative partnership of Thomas Saxby and Daniel Castro Garcia. We specialise in photography, film and graphic design and have spent the last year documenting the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe. 

What

'Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015–2016', is a photography book that documents the lives of people at various stages of their migration to Europe. 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’. The book also includes written texts, that offer a context for the photographs and share the stories of the people in them.

In February 2016 we were nominated to enter the First Book Award, a photography publishing prize established to support emerging photographers. We were named in a ten-book shortlist for the prize, and this prompted us to try and bring the project to publication through crowd funding. We are now hoping to produce a thousand copies.

The book will be in A4 format and contain around 200 images. If successful, this campaign will mean that the book can be presented at Photo London at Somerset House on the 18th of May.

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Why?

In April 2015 two boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea whilst attempting to reach the Italian fishing Island of Lampedusa. In the space of a week nearly a thousand people drowned. We were both touched by the tragedy of this event, and were curious to meet the people who risk their lives to reach Europe. 

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. 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.

We hope that by supporting our project, you can be help us offer an alternative way of looking at this issue and create a better understanding of the people risking their lives trying to reach Europe.

Selected images from the book

The Boat graveyard Lampedusa, Italy, May 2015
The Boat graveyard Lampedusa, Italy, May 2015
Lesbos, Greece, November 2015
Lesbos, Greece, November 2015
Lesbos, Greece, November 2015 Lesbos, Greece, November 2015
Lesbos, Greece, November 2015 Lesbos, Greece, November 2015
Lesbos, Greece, November 2015 Lesbos, Greece, November 2015
Lesbos, Greece, November 2015 Lesbos, Greece, November 2015
Port of Catania Sicily, Italy, June 2015
Port of Catania Sicily, Italy, June 2015
Port of Catania Sicily, Italy, June 2015
Port of Catania Sicily, Italy, June 2015
Zekarias Catania, Sicily, Italy, June 2015
Zekarias Catania, Sicily, Italy, June 2015
Vienna, Austria, December 2015: 26 year old Abdul Rahman was shot through his back by an Assad regime sniper whilst driving in his native Syria.
Vienna, Austria, December 2015: 26 year old Abdul Rahman was shot through his back by an Assad regime sniper whilst driving in his native Syria.
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Calais, France, December 2015

Calais, France, December 2015
Calais, France, December 2015
Calais, France, January 2016
Calais, France, January 2016
Abraham, Calais, France, November 2015
Abraham, Calais, France, November 2015
Calais, France, December 2015
Calais, France, December 2015
Calais, France, March 2016: Shelters set ablaze in protest of French government’s decision to clear the southern section of “The Jungle” camp in Calais.
Calais, France, March 2016: Shelters set ablaze in protest of French government’s decision to clear the southern section of “The Jungle” camp in Calais.
Idomeni, Greece, April 2016
Idomeni, Greece, April 2016
Idomeni, Greece, April 2016
Idomeni, Greece, April 2016
Idomeni, Greece, April 2016
Idomeni, Greece, April 2016
Idomeni, Greece, April 2016
Idomeni, Greece, April 2016

Proceeds

If this campaign is successful, a percentage of proceeds from book sales will be donated to charities involved in helping migrants and refugees in Europe.

Terminology

We have used the term migrant, to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This includes people fleeing war-torn countries like Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who governments are likely to rule as economic migrants. 

Our team

Photography: Daniel Castro Garcia
Design: Thomas Saxby
Production: Jade Morris

Useful links

Daniel's Instagram: @foreignerdigital
Tom's Instagram: @tomsaxbydotcom
Our studio's website: www.johnradcliffestudio.com

 

Risks and challenges

If the book is successfully backed we don't expect any significant obstacles to fulfilling our commitment to backers. Die Keure have a committed team that has a track record of delivering successful books on time and within budget.

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