@HyperHyperPhoto here on an #OEGtakeover for the week, taking you through some of the photos produced as part of Open 3: Affecting Change and all images have been produced in collaboration with community group Between The Borders. Between the Borders as a zine provides an independent platform for inhabitants of the UK irrespective of citizenship status to creatively represent, freely document and discuss their current lives as often shaped by their status to directly affect and improve understanding of asylum seeker and migrant experiences. Between the Borders as an active collective communicates these experiences through long term community projects; creative and music events, exhibitions, film screenings and workshops. Some of the images I presented for Affecting Change were shot in Bedfordshire at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre. I attended with members of Between the Borders and Sisters Uncut Liverpool. This direct action was organised by Movement for Justice, who regularly protest institutions that allow for organised fascism to grow and to support marginalised or at risk groups. Yarl's Wood has been surrounded by controversy due to the treatment of detainees and frequent reported human rights violations. Silence can often be perceived as complicity, so I felt it was necessary to capture the noise. As is my usual method, I shot in 35mm film. //SOLIDARITY NOT SILENCE// Between the Borders Issue 4 and a special zine featuring images from Yarl's Wood are available for purchase at Open Eye Gallery. #setherfree #openeyegallery #35mmphotography #nooneisillegal


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