£125 / €145 / $155
Limited Edition of 50 copies
290 x 235 mm Portrait
Brown cardboard presentation box with printed image, numbered and signed by the artist
10 x 8 inches Hahnemühle Photo Rag (308 gms) with a white border, numbered and signed by the artist
Title “Sportful fleece Collected 15 September 2016”
‘Dzhangal’ a new book by photographer Gideon Mendel provides an alternative portrait of residents of the Jungle refugee camp in Calais, France, by presenting a series of photographs of discarded items such as toothbrushes, playing cards, worn-out trainers, teargas canisters and children’s dolls. The book coincides with an exhibition of large-scale photographs from the series together with an installation of the found objects, on display at Autograph ABP, London, from 6 January – 11 February 2017.
Mendel’s alternative portraits of the Jungle residents are representative of the plight of displaced people across the globe. He has titled the project ‘Dzhangal’, a Pashto word meaning ‘This is the forest’, the origin of the contentious term the ‘Jungle’.
The book will include over 40 photographs with writing by residents of the Jungle camp – community organiser ‘Africa’, student and writer Babak Inaloo, artist ‘Mani’, and teacher Shaheen Ahmed Wali – as well as texts by author and broadcaster Paul Mason and art historian Dominique Malaquais.
The exhibition ‘Dzangal’ runs at Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA from 6 January – 11 February 2017.