Welcome to NEXTGen London’s latest initiative!
MIGRATE is a book featuring new-and-exclusive photography exploring human migration by eight international photographers.
The exhibition will take place at O’meara in London Bridge from 29 August to 2 September 2017. All net proceeds from ticket to the exhibition and book sales will benefit Unicef’s Children of Syria Emergency Appeal.
Why MIGRATE? Living in London, we find ourselves largely detached from the ongoing refugee crisis, despite its staggering scale. With the war in Syria now in its sixth year, eight million children depend on humanitarian assistance, almost half of whom have been forced to flee their homes. Mainstream media tends to shape the way we perceive the situation and with the way we digest imagery today being so fleeting, it is easy to forget the tragedy and heartbreak experienced by all those affected.
MIGRATE is supported by analogue instant film company Impossible. Unlike the digital images produced today, Impossible photos are physical and develop in the moment, which makes the photographer’s interaction with the subject more personal. The small scale of the photos requires viewers to stand close and engage with the content.