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Jungle disco

Nora Lorek

Calais, France 2016

A disco in the so-called ‘Jungle’ refugee camp at night. This was the biggest of the three discos that were set up and one of the few places in the camp where alcohol was sold. The Jungle was a refugee camp near Calais in northern France. Before it was demolished in 2016 it was home to over nine thousand men, women and unaccompanied children living in a muddy expanse of tents and temporary shelters which they had built themselves and decorated as best as they could. They all had the same goal: to go to the UK.

During 2015 the infrastructure inside the Jungle developed rapidly. There were churches and mosques built out of sticks, tarpaulins and plastic, with blankets insulating against the cold. Syrians, Afghans, Sudanese, Kuwaitis, Kurds, Pakistanis and many more lived side by side among the seventy restaurants, shops and hairdressers that stretched along the main 'street' of the camp.

In October 2016, the French government decided to demolish the camp and evict its inhabitants. Tear gas cylinders were fired to disperse crowds, the diggers came in, and within three weeks, the camp was agone.

Specification

  • Archival pigment print
  • with Panos Prints provenance certificate
  • Paper Size - 210 x 297mm (8.3 x 11.7 in)
  • Print Size - 240 mm (9.45 in) on longest side
  • Printed on Hahnemuhle Baryta fibre based 350gsm Fine Art paper
  • Unframed

Nora Lorek

Nora Lorek is concerned with issues of migration, culture and human rights. She works on projects in refugee camps and informal settlements, with the aim of visualising life in migration beyond the statistics and headlines. Nora has accompanied refugees and migrants on their way along the borders of Europe and East Africa, showing solidarity with those in need of protection.

In 2016 Nora began an ongoing project in Bidibidi, one of the world’s largest refugee settlements in Uganda. During her time there Nora co-founded the Milaya Project, a non-profit organisation which connects South Sudanese women in Bidibidi refugee camp with customers who want to support the production of these embroidered bedsheets (Milayas), a traditional artform and valuable cultural heritage preserved by these women in exile.

Your Print

When will I receive my print?

We produce prints in a batch every two weeks. Shipping can take up to one week in the UK, and two to three weeks internationally. Orders should be received within 3-5 weeks depending on your location.

What will I receive?

Your print will be posted flat, in a protective sleeve, to avoid damage or curling in transit. Prints come with a Panos Prints provenance certificate with background information about the image and the photographer. 

The paper is A4 sized, the image will be smaller than A4 with a white border around it - see Image Specification for exact image size.  Borders will be laid out as demonstrated by the print images on the site. We do not provide framing services and images of framed prints are only meant to be illustrative. 

Print Care

 

Paper and ink

We print on Hahnemuhle Baryta FB, an archival fibre based 350gsm fine art paper. It is a bright white paper with a traditional character finish and heavy weighting. This paper has long been the industry standard paper for digital printing.  

What is a giclée print?

Giclée comes from French and literally means ‘squirt’, referring to the spray of very fine drops of ink that produce an inkjet print. We print with archival paper and pigment inks to the accepted standards of fine art giclee printing found within the collectors market. Prints should last over a hundred years and with care longer than this. Avoiding extremes of light, heat and humidity will help prolong the life of your print.