(Portrait of Habibi in The Jungle)
HABIBI (24), FLED AFGHANISTAN IN JANUARY 2015. IT TOOK HIM EIGHT MONTHS TO REACH CALAIS, TRAVELLING THROUGH 12 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. HE HAS BEEN IN THE JUNGLE CAMP SINCE MAY 2015. IN APRIL 2016 HABIBI WAS ALLOWED INTO THE UK, HE NOW LIVES IN MANCHESTER AND IS WORKING AS A WAITER WHILST AWAITING HIS ‘RIGHT TO REMAIN’.
Habibi worked as a builder in Afghanistan and is now contributing his skills wherever he can in the camp.
Ever since he was a child, Habibi has loved animals and taking photos of animals. Since living in the Jungle, Habibi has taken part in a photography project, and his photos document the realities of life in the Jungle. The photos and captions here are a selection of his work, and through them he shares some of the events and emotions he has experienced since arriving in Calais.
His dream is to become a professional photographer and to build a new life in the UK, working and contributing as a full and active member of British society.