NOOR - Hinterlands
Jacob King (1991) graduated with a degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of Gloucestershire in 2016, and is now based in Manchester, UK.
February 2016 marked the beginning of the eviction and demolition process of the latest ‘jungle’ in Calais. My objective was to document the lives of the people who depended on Calais throughout this turbulent year. Misinformation and sensationalism in the British media has in my opinion obscured our understanding of this humanitarian crisis, it was my intention therefore to use photography as a tool of empowerment and understanding rather than one of judgement, and to tell the stories of hope for the future.