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Dismantling the Calais "Jungle"
Mar 2, 2016
On February 29, 2016 French authorities started to dismantle the southern part of the Calais Jungle, sending demolition teams in the early morning. Around 100 shacks were destroyed and that evening clashes broke out between police forces and migrants.
"The Jungle" is the name given to the the shantytown near the city of Calais, where around 5,000 migrants live while attempting to enter the United Kingdom.
Jerome Sessini's Calais 'Jungle' on Time Lightbox
Feb 26, 2016
Jerome Sessini has made several trips to Calais, site of the "Jungle" - the massive migrant encampment, home to thousands of undocumented people hoping to enter the UK from mainland Europe.
A main crossing-route from France to England, since 1999 Calais has been the site of many different camps, of varying size and type. As of 2015, the Jungle was home to 6,000 inhabitants living in difficult conditions....
Serbia. Migrants in Transit.
Aug 27, 2015
Jérôme Sessini documented the harrowing journey of migrants through Europe as they attempt to cross into the passport-free Schengen zone from Serbia.
Most of these migrants are fleeing conflict in their homeland, seeking refuge and the chance of a life away from the devastation of war and unrest. This is Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the second world war and the influx shows no signs of slowing....
Jerome Sessini Interview in Vice
Jul 15, 2015
Read Jerome Sessini's interview in the French and English versions of Vice Magazine - one of the Vice-Loves-Magnum series of photographer interviews....
Mariupol. The Invisible Tear.
Jul 13, 2015
The drive from Kiev is long, the landscape monotonous. The scenery belies the intensity and the selflessness that war brings.
On the contrary, each tree that files past, each service station by the side of the road, brings me inexorably closer to the unsurpassable banality of it all.
The few words I catch in the conversations of my Ukrainian companions remind me that, at least in their minds, there...