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Refugee picture exhibition to open in London

image copyrightAlice Aedy
image captionPhotographer Alice Aedy met Ashaluul [pictured] on a London bus and was struck by her beauty

An exhibition highlighting the struggles of human migration is opening its doors.

The project, entitled 'MIGRATE', features pictures by Londoners capturing the journey of refugees and their struggles getting to the UK.

All the exhibits have been made using classic Polaroid camera photographs and will be accompanied by the story of each individual.

The exhibition opens in London Bridge on 29 August.

image copyrightAlice Aedy/Ellie Kealey
image captionAll exhibits have been made using classic Polaroid cameras

For the exhibition, London-based Jack Harries photographed his friend Mahamri, a Sudanese refugee his family have been supporting since he was granted refugee status in the UK.

Alice Aedy's work depicts a mother originally from Somaliland, who she met on a bus in west London and artist Cyrus Mahboubian has used the White Cliffs of Dover as a metaphorical barrier to refugees in the Calais 'Jungle'.

image copyrightCyrus Mahboubian, Pimlico
image captionArtist Cyrus Mahboubian gives new meaning to everyday things to represent symbolic barriers to migrants
image copyrightJack Harries
image captionLondon-based photographer Jack Harries celebrates the football-mad Sudanese refugee Mahamri
image copyrightRhiannon Adam
image captionRhiannon Adam's art plays on the etymology of the word "displacement"
image copyrightTom Skipp
image captionPhotographer Tom Skipp visited France's first internationally-recognised refugee camp in Dunkirk

Migrate runs from 29 August to 2 September at Omeara, 6 O'Meara Street, London Bridge, SE1 ITE, with all profits from the event and accompanying book sales donated to Unicef NEXTGen London's appeal for the children of Syria.

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