Be In Their Shoes

#beintheirshoes

#BeInTheirShoes campaign

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ONLY FOOTPRINTS - Dec 2015, Grande-Synthe, Dunkirk *** The International Organization for Migration estimates that more than 1 million migrants arrived across Europe in 2015. The continuing refugee crisis is being met with hostility instead of compassion. The footprint reminds us of the long and dangerous journeys they’ve undertaken in the hope of a new life.

ONLY FOOTPRINTS by JETA B Dec 2015 —– Grande-Synthe, Dunkirk —– The International Organization for Migration estimates that more than 1 million migrants arrived across Europe in 2015. The continuing refugee crisis is being met with hostility instead of compassion. The footprint reminds us of the long and dangerous journeys they’ve undertaken in the hope of a new life.

 

#BeInTheirsShoes is an art photography campaign challenging the current anti-refugee sentiment in the UK. Through shoes of refugees, photographer Jeta B reveals the horrendous conditions in the camps as well as complexities and ethical issues of documenting life in refugee camps.

In collaboration with muralist Sinna One a ‘ONLY FOOTPRINTS’ photo from the moving exhibition has been transformed into stencil and is now taken beyond gallery walls – into the streets of Brighton – currently being spray painted onto telephone boxes.

Artists met when volunteering with the Hummingbird Project and are asking the public to empathise with the vulnerability of the unaccompanied minors in Calais and support efforts to bring them to safety under Dubs Amendment. They are asking people to be #BeInTheirShoes and help implement #DubsNow by coming forth as foster carers.

You can follow the #BeInTheirShoes campaign on Facebook. If you are a business or an individual with a wall in a busy area of Brighton and can host a #BeInTheir Shoes stencil painting get in touch.

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ARTISTS

Jeta B is a Brighton based photographer and storyteller. Having been internally displaced herself during the Kosovo war, with friends and family in refugee camps, she feels particularly strong about helping those displaced by war. She started the #BeInTheirShoes campaign to gather shoe donations in Brighton and developed it into a photography campaign supporting efforts to bring unaccompanied minors in Calais who are eligible to safety in the UK.

Sinna One is an artist, illustrator and youth arts co-ordinator. He is Brighton based and known for his cartoon work on Brighton telephone exchange boxes as well as large scale murals. He also works as a volunteer artist and co-ordinator for the Hummingbird project in the Calais ‘Jungle’, providing outreach and information for young people through arts workshops.

Donate to the BE IN THEIR SHOES campaign. Donations will be used to support the Hummingbird Project in the Calais Jungle during evictions in October 2016.

Donate directly to the Hummingbird Project. Donations will be used to support the unaccompanied minors during & after evictions.

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