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Artist: Gilles Raynaldy

Authors: Marielle Macé - Michel Agier

Publisher: Le Point du Jour

" Gilles Raynaldy a photographié la "Jungle de Calais" au fil des neuf mois précédant l’évacuation des réfugiés qui y étaient installés, entre février et octobre 2016. Dans le récit en forme de journal qui ponctue les images, il raconte son expérience d’étranger accueilli par les habitants d’un camp devenu, avec le concours de nombreux bénévoles, un lieu de vie commune, malgré la précarité et la répression. Si Gilles Raynaldy porte témoignage, c’est avant tout de sa propre découverte de ce territoire, du temps qu’il y a passé et des rencontres qu’il y a faites, comme des difficultés et des incertitudes qui furent les siennes.

L’écrivaine Marielle Macé éclaire l’approche du photographe, sa présence non intrusive, son attention aux lieux, aux détails, aux gestes. L’anthropologue Michel Agier rappelle, lui, les formes urbaines et les usages sociaux qui s’inventèrent dans la Jungle et dont les enseignements demeurent actuels."

[Le Point du jour]

Publication date:2023
Number of pages: 160 pages
Number of images: 80 images
Weight: 700 g.
Dimensions: 23 × 32 cm


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