Throughout April 2014 photographer Alice Myers worked with SIS Community Interpreters and others who have migrated to Brighton & Hove exploring their different perspectives for an exhibition as part of HOUSE 2014.
Developed by Photoworks for HOUSE 2014 in partnership with Sussex Interpreting Services, Asylum in the City presents images and personal stories that convey ideas of home, language and cultural difference.
The interpreters themselves, who had first hand experience of immigration are now more settled in the UK. Their perspective, as well as those of more recent migrants to the city, is represented in the exhibition and in this video.
Asylum in the City was exhibited from 3 – 25 May 2014 at The Regency Town House, a Grade I Listed terraced home of the mid-1820s being developed as a heritage centre.
Myers is currently included in The Photographer’s Gallery FreshFaced + WildEyed for her project Nothing is Impossible Under the Sun. The project is a book combining drawings, writing and photographs shaping a complex representation of migrants trying to cross the border between France and the United Kingdom. Calais is the French port closest to England and the main focus for Myers’ project. Collecting diverse photographic material and during her frequent visits, the project acknowledges the legally invisible lives of refugees and asylum seekers through the photographic encounter.