Homes → Loose Joints

byHarley Weir

  • 60 pages
  • 39 colour plates
  • 22.4 x 28.5 cm
  • Stapled book with silkscreened and foil embossed cover
  • Published in November 2016 by Loose Joints
  • Edition of 500
  • ISBN 9780993430336
  • £15.00
  • Out of print

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Homes by Harley Weir shows photographs made between 17 and 28 October in the migrant and refugee camps of Calais. Taken immediately before and during the clearing of this provisional settlement, Weir’s images bear witness to the humanity and ingenuity of those living there - constructing the domestic and familiar against a backdrop of displacement.

The photographs show us the homes and private spaces of the camp. In the face of oppression and indifference from those most poised to provide assistance, Homes shows a stubborn commitment to the small, personal spaces of humanity within the Calais camp.

All proceeds from the publication of this book will be donated to La Cimade, a French charity committed to protecting and defending the human rights of refugees and migrants. This publication is available exclusively online.

Harley Weir (1988, London) is a British photographer known for creating intimate images in both her personal work and acclaimed editorial and fashion career. Her first solo exhibition, Boundaries, opens at Foam in December. A subsequent book, Paintings, will be published by Loose Joints in May 2017.

A Special Edition of Homes was also released, in an edition of 60 copies.