Alice Myers: The Skinny Showcase
Between 2012 and 2014, photographer Alice Myers traveled backward and forward to Calais, where she worked with migrants and refugees who were attempting to cross the Channel.
Nothing is Impossible Under the Sun
For two years between 2012 and 2014, photographer Alice Myers traveled backward and forward to Calais, where she worked with migrants and refugees who were attempting to cross the Channel, those who were helping them cross and those who had given up trying.
There were only a few hundred people there then, living in squats and makeshift camps near the centre of town. Aware that migrants and refugees are often presented as either victims or criminals, Alice attempted to use the camera as a starting point for interaction and negotiation. In her new book, Nothing is Impossible Under the Sun – which takes its title from an Arabic proverb – collaborative portraits, writing, drawings and interviews combine with photographs from refugees' smartphones to form a complex representation of those who are legally invisible.
Alice is constantly aware of her role as photographer, and the project poses pertinent questions about the power dynamics that accompany every photographic interaction.
Launching at Street Level Photoworks, 24 Jun, 5.30-7.30pm, free