BYE DOMINIKA, HELLO MELISSA

We look back with smiles at the first Pop Up Expo last weekend. Thanks to everyone who was there to celebrate with us! 

Dominika left the Docking Hub today to make room for our second Docker:

 

Who? Melissa Arras

From London, UK

Docking June 1-23

Working on El Dorado

About refugees in Calais

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Thousands travel on foot, vehicles or boats avoiding boarder controls. Calais is the last stop, becoming a doorway for refugees risking their lives to flee their homelands. The town has transformed from a seaside resort into an uncontrolled site populated with refugees hoping to enter into the UK. While they are anxiously waiting to leave and keeping their identities hidden, I photographed everyday moments played out in a surreal environment, proving how desperately they want to settle in a situation that could only be temporary. This project is a visual exploration of the political tension and uncertainty inherent in these refugee lives.