Sounds Unseen

Sarah Hickson

A Photographic Memoir of The Calais Sessions

Between December 2015 and May 2016, photographer Sarah Hickson made a number of visits to the temporary refugee camps of Northern France to photograph ‘The Calais Sessions’ – a live music project among musicians living in the UK, the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais and the Grande–Synthe in Dunkirk.

For the refugees she met, ‘The Calais Sessions’ provided a welcome opportunity to tell their stories, to play and share the music from their homelands, or to pick up an instrument and join with other musicians. Sounds Unseen: A Photographic Memoir of The Calais Sessions chronicles the evolution of this remarkable collaboration and celebrates a vital human connection forged through the common voice of music.

The exhibit Sounds Unseen was commissioned and produced by St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York.

First Thought Talk with Sarah Hickson

Sarah Hickson will also take part in a First Thought Talk as part of GIAF18. 'The Calais Camps' talk will take place at 4pm on Saturday 28 July. Sarah will discuss her time in the ‘Jungle’, an illegal home for 10,000 refugees which was disbanded in 2016. For more information and to book tickets click here.