Nothing is Impossible Under the Sun
240 × 180 mm
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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. Aware that migrants and refugees are often presented as either victims or criminals, Alice aimed to use the camera as a starting point for negotiation and discussion. In 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. The project poses pertinent questions about the power dynamics that accompany every photographic interaction.
About the Artist
Myers works with photography, moving image and sound, engaging long-term with specific places and communities. She is interested in shared authorship and the conversations, negotiations and power dynamics that surround the photographic moment. She teaches at the University of Cumbria.