Voices of the Jungle

by Miguel Amortegui in Brighton, East Sussex, England

Voices of the Jungle

I'm raising funds to publish a photography book that describes the lives of the refugees that were trapped in the infamous Jungle of Calais.

by Miguel Amortegui in Brighton, East Sussex, England

We did it
On 11th January 2018 we successfully raised £2,200 with 58 supporters in 56 days

Hello, My name is Miguel Amortegui. 

I am a participatory photography facilitator, award-winning film-maker, photographer, investigative journalist and I give voices to the silenced.

I use film and photography to tell meaningful stories with a social conscience. I facilitate photography and digital storytelling skills within disadvantaged or marginalised communities to empower individuals by representing themselves, creating tools for advocacy and communication. My work includes projects with gangs in London, residents of Lima’s slums in Peru, communities experiencing extreme poverty in Ghana, Namibia and Tsunami affected Sri-Lanka. I have produced several documentaries with exiled people from Chile and Botswana.

In the last two years I have been working very closely with the community of refugees that were residing in the infamous “Jungle of Calais", France, delivering workshops and documenting their lives, their struggles. I am in the process of creating a photographic book (Voices of the Jungle) that will deliver an intimate portrait of the life of these refugees, their stories, their hopes, their dreams, and more important their dignity.  

Voices of the Jungle was born as a response to the oversaturated and irresponsible coverage with which the mainstream media reported the refugee humanitarian crisis, giving a specific voice to the thousands of refugees that were trapped and abused in this place. 

The publishing of this book will finance future projects with refugees and other disadvantaged and persecuted communities.

This is a project in collaboration with Dadaprojects

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

The envelope contains 2 postcards, one is the magnificent design of the book's cover created by Joseph Rossi and the other one is the image of the French flag taken when the camp was on fire. These cards are brought to you with the support of Dadaprojects.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

The envelope contains 6 postcards, the design of the book's cover created by Joseph Rossi and 5 photographs from the book with their stories. These cards are brought to you with the support of Dadaprojects.

£15 or more

13 of 100 claimed

£15 Reward

The envelope contains 6 postcards, the design of the book's cover created by Joseph Rossi and 5 photographs from the book signed by the artist with their stories. These cards are brought to you with the support of Dadaprojects.

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