Metro is delighted to support Oxfam’s 'Stand as One' exhibition which aims to raise awareness of their Stand As One campaign
, which focuses on the refugee crisis and calls on world leaders to keep people who are forced to flee their homes safe, supported and together.
Metro has produced C type prints
in bespoke frames
for the immersive visual and audio experience which journeys to the heart of the refugee crisis and the people caught within it.
Eight photographers including Abby Trayler-Smith
, Sam Tarling
, Tommy Trenchard
, Phil Moore
, Vincent Tremeau
, Pablo Tosco
, Alessandro Rota
and Eleanor Farmer
have worked in thirteen countries to document the global refugee crisis for Oxfam. Although this is the story of tens of millions of people, each picture records a personal tragedy.
Unique and arresting displays mix images from some of the most dedicated photographers in the field, with items found on the routes taken by people on the move. Virtual reality, video screenings inside a refugee shelter and audio booths will bring the experiences they face every day to life and help visitors get a sense of the struggle faced by millions of people who have been forced to flee conflict, violence, disaster and poverty.
Exhibition curator and Oxfam's Photography Director Rebecca Mcclelland explained, "These images represent the diversity and strength of the photographers Oxfam has worked with to represent the refugee crisis. My aim was to be as sensitive as possible to the subject, whilst stretching the limited language of crisis photography. We have built an immersive exhibition, which we hope will give the viewer a greater understanding of the ontology of refugee status and experience”
The exhibition runs from the 8-15 September - just days before world leaders meet in New York for two days of talks on refugees.