The MIGRATE project was initiated in London in August 2017 as a book and exhibition featuring brand-new photography concerned with themes of human migration and movement. This time, the project will be presented in Paris at Amastan Hotel and will coincide with Paris Photo. It will hopefully engage Parisians to have a conversation about the ongoing refugee crisis. The collaboration will kick off with an opening event on Thursday 8th November
At Amastan, 14 international photographers will showcase recent and new works from six French and / or France-based photographers (La Petite Touche, Aliocha Boi, Neriad, Matthew K Firpo, Adeline Mai and Aglae Bory), alongside others from the past London edition.
Amastan Paris and NEXTGen’s collaboration intends to utilise the whole hotel to create content around the issue of migration. The project will start with a public-facing launch night on Thursday 8th November – with a new Amastan cocktail crafted for the occasion and drinks available for purchase at the bar where proceeds will be donated to UNICEF – during which the photography installation will open and be on display to the public in Amastan’s Pop-in space for the duration of the collaboration. On 9th November, an invite-only dinner at the hotel, cooked by chef Céline Pham, will see further opportunities for fund raising.
A panel discussion on Saturday 10th November will be held to discuss the key focuses of MIGRATE Paris. Guest speakers will include Ingrid Jurzak, Curator at the MACVAL; the photographer Pierre Crom; and Marine Van Schoonbeek of Thanksfornothing; with the discussion moderated by Mehdi Lebouachera, Global Editor at AFPTV.